A new efficiency standard challenges data center status quo

January 27, 2017 by  
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It was a big deal when ASHRAE released a standard just for data centers.

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Alibaba leading China’s push for cleaner data centers

October 25, 2016 by  
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Chinese tech companies are turning to energy-efficient data facilities to cut costs.

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Is this how Monsanto can rehabilitate its image?

October 25, 2016 by  
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The only way to sequester carbon is through plants, the controversial seed giant says of curbing the environmental impact of farming.

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Six principles to drive cleaner data centers

August 31, 2016 by  
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A new set of six principles are providing momentum to achieving cleaner data centers.

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Why sending an email can increase your carbon footprint

July 12, 2016 by  
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Your carbon footprint is greater than just the fossil fuels burned in traveling and construction—it encompasses your digital activities too. As if spam emails weren’t bad enough, Fuel Fighter points out how an action as seemingly innocuous as a Google search could add to your carbon footprint. Data centers , which are the engines of the Internet, require massive amounts of energy to run and, according to Gartner, are said to account for almost a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. Fuel Fighter created an infographic to break down the carbon footprint of the digital age, from emails to streaming Netflix, as well as interesting stats on the energy it takes to power the Internet and what some companies are doing to offset their global footprint. + Fuel Fighter

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Mysterious Fahouse is a modern version of a fairy tale cottage

July 12, 2016 by  
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The house has an interesting graphic quality, with its black exterior and simple shape, highlighting the difference between dark and light. Despite its imposing appearance, the house actually blends well within its surroundings. The space offers a variety elements that merge the indoors and out, such as large glass walls Related: Stealth Barn is a Striking, Shadowy Guest House in the Cambridgeshire Fens The architects worked closely with the clients to capture the playfulness of the relationship between the parents and the kids. A promenade running along the blind wall of the first volume leads to a terrace sheltered under a large cantilever . The main entrance leads into a vibrant lobby, while the large glass walls extend the main living spaces far beyond the physical boundary of the house. Two bunk beds occupy the kids’ room, which is a playful nest in one peak of the house, with a few stairs leading to the second peak where parents’ bedrooms are located. The rooms feel like they are nestled high in the treetops. In this way, both volumes reference natural environments, from animal lairs in the lower floor of the home, to bird nests in the second level. + Jean Verville architecte Via v2com Photos by Maxime Brouillet

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Facebook, Microsoft: We want more clean power!

May 12, 2016 by  
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The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance formalizes piecemeal NGO collaboration, with the goal to add another 60 GW of clean power to grid by 2025.

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HP’s Martin Fink on the pursuit of a greener Internet

April 28, 2016 by  
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As both the volume and the power of data grow expontentially, there is increased demand to reduce the energy use of computing.Martin Fink, chief technology officer of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, spoke to GreenBiz Editor in Chief Joel Makower about how he believes we can design this desired greener Internet during the VERGE 2015 conference in San Jose, California. 

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CDP and Google talk Big Data to assess natural capital use

April 14, 2016 by  
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London-based CDP, the natural capital disclosure organization, sets up shop amid the U.S. tech giants to bring Big Data to supply chain reporting. The U.S. Navy joins in.

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Data center giant Equinix sources clean power to cover California

September 22, 2015 by  
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A new contract with SunEdison represents the company’s first utility-scale project.

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