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ALSO CALLED: Environment Protection Agency, Environmental Protection Agency
DEFINITION: Green computing is the environmentally responsible use of computers and related resources. Such practices include the implementation of energy-efficient central processing units (CPUs), servers and peripherals as well as reduced resource consumption and proper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste).One of the earliest initiatives toward green computing in the United States was the voluntary labeling  … 
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Battery Technologies for Data Centers and Network Rooms: Environmental Regulations
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers a high level summary of the regulations and provides a list of environmental compliance information resources.
Posted: 04 Feb 2009 | Published: 04 Feb 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Selecting an Industry-Standard Metric for Data Center Efficiency
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains some of the metrics that have been used to describe the efficiency of data center physical infrastructure and suggests which metric is the most effective.
Posted: 06 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

APC by Schneider Electric

Six ways HP helps IT support environmental initiatives
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to reduce your organization's environmental impact and improve energy efficiency with solutions from HP.
Posted: 25 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company
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EPA DEFINITION (continued): …  program known as Energy Star. It was conceived by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 to promote energy efficiency in hardware of all kinds. The Energy Star label became a common sight, especially in notebook computers and displays. Similar programs have been adopted in Europe and Asia.Government regulation, however well-intentioned, is only part of an overall green computing philosophy. The work habits of computer users and businesses can be modified to minimize adverse impact on the global environment. Here are some steps that can be taken: Power-down the CPU and all peripherals … 
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