Green Data Centers

Farm-Powered Data Center Being Built in UK

A diagram of how the Infinity ONE data center in the UK will use cow manure in a combined heat and power (CHP) installation to provide energy for its data center (click to see a larger version).

HP Labs got a lot of press attention Tuesday for describing a way to use methane harnessed from cow manure to power a data center. But the concept HP described in an research paper is already being built into a UK data center. Read More

How Google Energy Might Green Its Data Centers

There’s been lots of speculation about Google Energy, a new subsidiary the Internet giant has formed to buy and sell power on the wholesale market. Google energy czar Bill Weihl today laid out a scenario in which Google Energy might help the company access renewable energy to support its data centers. Read More

Greenpeace: Cisco is Greenest IT Company


Smart grid technology and solutions for renergy reduction in offices and networks from Cisco Systems have earned the company a top ranking in the latest Cool IT Leaderboard ranking from the environmental group Greenpeace. Read More

As Fanara Exits, an Energy Star Update

The EPA’s Andrew Fanara, who has worked closely with the data center industry, will soon be departing. Fanara provides an update on his transition and the progress of the various Energy Star projects for the data center industry. Read More

The LEEDiest Data Centers

For Earth Day 2010, we’re looking at the progress of the data center industry in adopting the LEED standard, including the upper tiers of the rating system. Here’s a list of the exclusive club of data centers that have earned LEED Platinum status. Read More

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