Software can keep green roof over Torontonians’ heads

A new Toronto city bylaw requiring that certain new buildings install a green roof may bring big environmental benefits.The "green roof" stipulation is to reduce urban heat, lower energy consumption and ease storm

Published on: September 18th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

IBM taps tech to manage world’s safe water supply

The "green" movement encourages us to preserve natural resources, and most of us regard safe, clean water as a fundamental right. Yet without proper management, it could become a scarce resource. As part

Published on: July 21st, 2009 Lynn Greiner

How to buy great IT gear cheap and avoid the lemons

When Cox Ohio Media needed to buy 600 laptops, it decided to buy used gear -- and saved about 70 per cent of the cost of going with new units. Brand-new laptops would

Published on: June 26th, 2009 Julie Sartain

Niagara Catholic School District snags Green IT award

The paperless office may still be years away, but some organizations like Ontario's Niagara Catholic School District Board (NCSDB), are already reaping the benefits of a less-paper office: replacing reams of paper with

Published on: April 22nd, 2009 Ted Samson

Green IT in 2009…lots of awareness, hardly any budget

The idea that IT has grown green is still largely a myth.Technology industry leaders, analysts and environmental advocates say there are plenty of opportunities for organizations to create more Earth-friendly operations but companies

Published on: December 31st, 2008 Mary K. Pratt

Renault F1 adopts green IT for cost savings

Fernando Alonso's engines roared as he crossed the finish line at the Brazilian Grand Prix, the result of strategic pit stops and skilled driving resulting in a second place finish for his Renault

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Renault F1 adopts Green IT for cost savings


Published on: December 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Six steps to a green data center

Environmental issues exposed by the media and driven by consumers have placed IT departments under pressure to develop "green" data centers. Factors including the reduction of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Darryl Wilson

European data centers face energy crisis, says study

An IDC report claims that power use by data centers in Europe is growing, while the price of energy continues to rise. European data centers are facing an energy crisis, it said. Energy

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Richard Plant

Jobs touts Apple’s environmental progress, Greenpeace gives thumbs up

Greenpeace International today praised Apple Inc. for stepping up efforts to reduce toxic materials in its computers and consumer electronic devices. "While Apple and other top electronic companies still face many challenges on

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Google, GE partner for better energy tech and policies

Google and General Electric have partnered to accelerate the development of new energy technologies and government policies. The companies want to see electricity used more efficiently, generated from cleaner sources like wind, the

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

MIT: Solar power storage discovery could mean energy nirvana

Researchers at MIT say they've made an energy storage breakthrough that could transform solar power from an alternative to a mainstream energy source. The university is calling the solar project a major advancement

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

Ericsson attaches blades for wind power to base station

Ericsson has equipped its environmentally friendly radio base station site concept Tower Tube with built-in support for wind power, in a bid to help operators go green and expand mobile networks to where

Published on: October 22nd, 2008

IBM, HP lead the way on green IT

If your IT department has decided to "go green," you probably need help from your strategic IT vendors. But which ones? In an attempt to find out, Gartner analyst Simon Mingay, in partnership

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Neal Weinberg