Improved energy efficiency practices could cut server room energy waste by at least 40 percent, saving businesses and organizations over $3 billion annually, says NRDC.

Improved energy efficiency practices could cut server room energy waste by at least 40 percent, saving businesses and organizations over $3 billion annually, says NRDC.

The Green Grid and Climate Savers Will Merge

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The Green Grid, a global consortium focused on improving energy efficiency in data centers, announced today that the Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) will merge with The Green Grid, moving its programs and membership into The Green Grid brand. The two organizations will bring together their separate but aligned resources as the combined organization seeks to accelerate implementation of energy efficiency and sustainability within the IT and communications industries.

The Green Grid (TGG) has traditionally targeted its efforts on business computing, including all IT, facility and infrastructure systems. Climate Savers, started by Google and Intel in 2007, has focused on reducing IT energy use through the use of more efficient power supplies in PCs and servers. CSCI estimates that it has helped the industry reduce its energy usage and CO2 emissions by 41-45M tons per year. Through joining with CSCI into its organization, The Green Grid says it will span the entire computing and communications ecosystem, from data centers to personal computers.

“The Green Grid and Climate Savers Computing have a long history of collaborating in our shared goal of promoting efficiency in business computing,” said John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric representative and Chairman of the Board and President of The Green Grid. “Welcoming CSCI’s membership and programs into The Green Grid will further accelerate our global impact and enhance our ability to affect change within the business computing industry.”

For more information about the combined TGG and CSCI organization, there are FAQs for members of both groups on The Green Grid’s web sites. Here’s a 2-minute video in which Climate Savers’ Executive Director George Goodman discusses the merger.

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Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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