Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dell estimates saving $5.8M P.A. through energy saving initiatives.

In a press release this morning Dell announced that they expect to save an estimated $5.8M each year through the implementation of a number of energy efficiency initiatives. The release also detailed the solar projects that are underway to increase that already impressive use of renewable energy, currently at 25% of its global energy consumption.

Some of the details:

  • By implementing software that turns off 50,000 desktop and laptop computers at night and waking them up in the morning has saved around $1.8M in annual cost savings, a 40% reduction in energy costs.
  • Dell expects to save approximately $1.5M in annual energy savings by automatically turning off lighting and air conditioning during non-peak operational hours.
    Installed variable frequency drives and variable air volume units to improve efficiency of HVAC.
  • Lighting. Dell has replaces three-bulb T8 florescent lights and incandescent bulbs with two-bulb T5 fluorescents, and light emitting diodes (LED) in elevators
  • By greening their internal IT through virtualization, consolidation and more efficient hardware they have significantly reduced the data center power envelop which contributed approximately 50% of the total power reduction of 48M kWh per year.
  • The data center power efficiencies are anticipated to reduce CO2 emissions annually by as much as 17,000 tons

With all the posturing from IT vendors about how green there solutions are is great to see an example of a vendor applying practice to their propaganda.

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