Green Grid: Guidelines for Energy Efficient Data Centers

In my experience I have noticed that IT people tend to be environmentally friendly, so this should be right up your alley.  An organization has been created to promote the “Green” datacenter.  It’s lead by the big boys of hardware  and software (HP, IBM, Dell, AMD, Microsoft, amongst others).  Their mission statement is:

The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to developing and promoting energy efficiency for data centers and information service delivery by:

  • Defining meaningful, user-centric models and metrics
  • Developing standards, measurement methods, processes and new technologies to improve performance against the defined metrics
  • Promoting the adoption of energy efficient standards, processes, measurements and technologies

They’ve posted some helpful documents:

The Green Grid Opportunity and Guidlines for Energy-Efficient Datacenters

Also check out their website here: 


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