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8 green computing best practices

Making a data center more environmentally friendly starts with studying your facility's use of power and other resources and identifying potential changes that can make a difference in the usage levels. That can include various steps, such as replacing inefficient technology assets with newer ones or partnering with green IT vendors to help you create a more sustainable data center.

The overall amount of energy used in data centers is massive: the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated that data centers used up to 1.3% of the electricity consumed worldwide in 2021.

Here are eight green computing practices you can implement to make your data center more energy-efficient and sustainable, with both environmental and business benefits.

These are also closely related to: "Five Steps to a Green Data Center"

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    Green computing is no longer just a white-wash expression, as government schemes like the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme, the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) or the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS), are encouraging companies to revaluate their use of IT resources. Finding new ways of improving energy efficiency is no longer a boardroom discussion, but a reality for many UK businesses.

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