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  1. Data Center Energy Consumption is Growing

    October 14, 2014 | 0 comments

    Going paperless has long been touted as a way to help the environment by saving trees, reducing paper manufacturing, etc. But when paperwork disappears, the activities that replace it (email, internet use, social media, etc.) may actually contribute to increased energy usage.

    There are close to 3 million data centers (and 12 million servers) across the country, and a new study shows that most small, mid-sized, and corporate data centers are wasting energy by continuing to draw power while doing little or no work. (more…)


  2. Reducing Energy in Operating Rooms

    October 30, 2012 | 0 comments

    Is it possible to save energy in a room dedicated to saving lives? Despite sensitive, expensive medical equipment, and operating room codes and standards, some of the nation’s operating rooms are doing what they can to reduce energy consumption.

    The University of Chicago says the healthcare sector is the largest contributor to carbon emissions in the United States. And the operating room is one of the most energy-intensive spaces (more…)