Dell Fresh Air solutions could reduce operational costs and environmental impact
Data centers housing large amounts of IT equipment have enabled real advances in our technology-focused world. Dell customer Bing Maps, for example, uses its modular data center in Boulder, Colorado, to process the millions of images that make possible its detailed global maps.
But as any data center manager will tell you, all those servers also mean a lot of aggregate electricity consumption. And, the power consumption of those servers generates heat, requiring air conditioning for cooling which can consume even more electric power.
The off-the-grid toilet aims to provide safe sanitation to rural India
KOHLER, Wis., Mar. 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In conjunction with World Water Day, Kohler Co. and Caltech embrace the next milestone of a more than two-year collaborative journey in the development of a photovoltaic toilet as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In the U.S. solar power continues to lead all categories as the renewable energy mode of choice. Last year, it made up 29 percent of all new electricity capacity, second only to natural gas at 46 percent. In 2014, solar power is projected to grow by another 26 percent, according to GTM, a research firm. The Department of Energy expects solar to provide 27 percent of all electricity in America by 2050, a huge increase from its less than one percent total today.
MCLEAN, Va., March 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – For the fourth consecutive year, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) hotels around the world will support the forthcoming celebration of Earth Hour 2014 from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. local time on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
March Madness is almost upon us — soon the office pools will begin, and the TVs will invariably be tuned to college basketball.
We’re in a March Madness of our own in the sustainability world: reporting season is upon us, and we are working on filling out CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), crafting our Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)-aligned report and responding to the other surveys and requests for information that abound in this space.
Buildings across the country use water as a cooling agent. In 2012, AT&T embarked on a project with the non-profit Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to identify water savings opportunities in our cooling system process.
Based on our findings we took actions to decrease our water usage. And, we created a free toolkit with resources to help other organizational leaders and facility managers jump-start their water management programs and realize potential water savings of 14-40 percent.