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Environmental Effects of Servers and Data Centers

By Anny on November 21st, 2012

Although a major progress has been seen in Information technology and today it’s the leading source of world. It has changed all the work processes and development flow of IT applications. Information technology itself is not at much green as it looks and all its hardware equipment have been viewed had largest amount of pollution emitters.

 

 Environmental effects of servers and data centers

 

An awareness among the people however have brought a green signal and ready to cope with issues like global warming and effective utilization of remaining resources. Based on our current progress of technology where most of gadgets which we have manufactured and that will perform their role to stop the increasing flow of pollution, it’s time to discuss about impact of our computing system on our environment.

Every person is somehow related to information technology and at least using a single desktop computer if not a laptop or other IT hardware at home. They have spread much then speed of television sets and watches in last decade and an enormous increase in profit of Microsoft, Dell and Intel is revealing the facts that this hardware will increase more in future.  Important to review is how many your computers are contributing to greenhouse effects and leading to polluted atmosphere.

Computing data centers consuming large volume of electricity resources along with increasing carbon footprints and this was the reason that web hosting companies have been warned ad leading carbon emitters than airline industry. The study has shown that currently these companies are involved in large amount of carbon footprints and it’s time to ask for starting the green web-hosting.

 

Environmental effects of servers and data centers

According to this study estimates, airline industry with 2 percent contribution to air pollution is topping the list and first to harm our green atmosphere.  It doesn’t mean that a household PC or a data serving comprised of many thousands of servers are not responsible to be evaluated for carbon footprints and an increasing number of pollution due to data servers.

In small companies offices and even grocery stores, at least two computers are working to store the data, either they are relating to cash registers, sales and other business transactions but not aware about carbon emission from these data computers.

How a single data system you using is evolving the amount of carbon or polluting the environment? If a system is working 8 hours daily and five days a week, total working for 55 weeks in a year, it will use 400 kilowatts power and will omit 180,000 grams of carbon dioxide.  As compared to heaters, Air conditioner or electric irons, an average computer system not as much energy and pollution.

This has been found that refrigerators, furnace and water heater are more carbon offenders. But still there are many ways that can help us to slow the energy consumption from our computers.  All the latest computers are equipped with power management tools so you will be required to kept care of few things to go green with IT.

Always shop smart and count the eco-friendly features of your IT equipments, use the power management tools or reduced consumption mode or hibernation. When your computer has show down, if its plugged it will use little bit of the power, so it is important to unplug your computer form main supply of electricity after shutting it down.

 

What is Green Transportation and why it is important

By Anny on August 16th, 2012

Green transportation

Green transportation

 Green transportation or sustainable transport refers to any form of transport which is following the rules of Going Green. It also includes the non-motorized transport  like  green vehicles, CarSharing, transit oriented development, walking and urban transport system like fuel efficient, healthy lifestyles and space savings. Green transport or sustainable transportation system make a positive contribution to the environmental, economic, social and communities sustainability to be served bythem. Existence of transport systems which provide social,economic connection and people get the facility of fast transport system will be included in green transport system.Transport systems have significant impacts on the environment and advantages of green mobility need to measure against the environmental, social and economic  benefits provided to human beings and our environment. Going “green” is not just good for the environment division,– it’s good for business. Now more than ever, consumers and employees favor and seek out environmentally friendly companies and products. What’s more, businesses are discovering that green generates significant cost savings on day-to-day operations. One simple way businesses can go green is to encourage employees to use public transportation and shared rides to get to and from work.Such efforts not only help the environment, but also enhance company recruitment and retention. (more…)

The Green Schools effects

By Anny on July 21st, 2012

Green Schools effects

An exploration of the influence of Place, Space and environmental on teaching and learning the green school effects in Asia, Africa and Australian countries and guide about green school positive effects from example of Indonesian greens schools. Green School is an international school that serves children in grades Pre-kindergarten through 10 (and, ultimately, grade 12). Its mission is “empowering global citizens and green innovators who are inspired to take  responsibility  for  the sustainability of  the world.” John and Cynthia Hardy founded the school in 2008.   (more…)

Germany Sets New Solar Record by Meeting Nearly Half of Country’s Weekend Power Demand

By Anny on July 17th, 2012

New Solar Record

Germany fed a whopping 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour into the national grid last weekend, setting a new record by meeting nearly half of the country’s weekend power demand. After the Fukushima disaster, Japan opted to shut down all of its nuclear power stations and Germany followed suit after considerable public pressure. This seems to have paved the way for greater investment in solar energy projects. The Renewable Energy Industry (IWR) in Muenster announced that Saturday’s solar energy generation met nearly 50 percent of the nation’s midday electricity needs AND was equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity! (more…)

New Zealand Church Made form Cardboard

By Anny on June 13th, 2012

New Zealand Church

Due to damage of Christchurch Cathedral from 6.3 magnitude earthquake, which struck the Canterbury region of New Zealand in February, efforts have been made to construct a church from cardboard. This new cardboard church structure has been made by Tokyo-based architectures, Shigeru Ban Architects and this church will be capable of serving the church community for next ten years at least, told by cathedral staff. (more…)

New Green Online games for the environment

By Anny on June 12th, 2012

New Green Online games for the environment

Some of the online gaming developers have realized the impacts of green environment and brought forward such online and offline downloadable games which teach the gamers about keeping their environment green and elimination of pollutant tools. Go green games have been designed with latest graphic approach and they are more fascinating then games before to get the real world excitement in video games. (more…)

Planting a home vegetable Garden

By Anny on June 10th, 2012

Planting a home vegetable Garden

Planting

Planting a garden is not just to put the seeds and they will grow as young trees one day, it deals with many steps and proper care required every day from seeding to their full boom. Preparing the seed beds, selecting seeds and decision regarding their plantation are all the major steps to start plantation in your garden. Will you first sow the seeds and thinning them or you will try transplant? The decision may vary across the individual gardeners. (more…)

Green roofing specification and standards

By Anny on June 4th, 2012

Green roofs

Earlier this year, the city of Chicago, Illinois, and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities co- hosted the first green roof infrastructure conference and trade show in North America. (At least six green roofs already exist in Chicago, including one covering city hall, and an additional 42 are in the planning stage.) Over 500 architects, landscape architects, roofing contractors, city planners, developers, and others attended the conference to learn and share on the subject, and generate support for green roofs throughout North America. (more…)

Green Homes are energy efficient solutions

By Anny on June 2nd, 2012

Green Homes

Green homes have enough eco-friendly features to get platinum rating from LEED. LEED program is based on energy and environmental designing and to get LEED certification, your home must comply with the requirements given by LEED and its design should save water and energy sources, it should minimizing the carbon emissions and indoor quality of environment should be improved. The material used in construction of green homes should be environmental friendly and leave green effects. LEED’s platinum rating is most prestigious reward which you can win today. (more…)

Go Green Steps for Wild life Conservation

By Anny on May 30th, 2012

Wild life Conservation

Wildlife conservation is a common term used for protection of endangered animal and plant species with different habitats. Aim of wild life conservation is to bring surety for future generation that nature will be around them to grow and enjoy in clean open air. Wildlife conservation also teaches the communities about importance of wildlife and protection of environment and our atmosphere which in case if damaged will directly harm and eliminate the wildlife. There are wildlife protection agencies working with governments and Non-governmental which aim to protect endangered life species. (more…)