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Data Centers That Shrink Corporate Carbon Footprints

Infrastructure Efficiency EL The Internet consumes about 868 billion kWh per year, which would be 5.3% of global electricity consumption. x3 2020 The growing popularity of cloud computing could see data centers and telecommunication centers consume more than triple their current rate of electricity by 2020. The Internet's carbon footprint was . around 300 million tons of CO, per year. Equivalent to: Every person in the UK flying twice over. America and back You Tube $470M YouTube will spend as much as $470M this year to deliver power-intensive videos over the Internet. 1.5 billion Equivalent to: More than 1.5 billion people online means the energy footprint of the Internet grows by more than 10% each year. Building and upgrading 226 miles of state highways. US data centers used 61 kilowatt-hours of energy in 2006. Modernizing agriculture and horticulture industries in one of India's poorest states. If all data centers operated about 50% more efficiently, the U.S. alone would save enough electricity to power every household within the city limits of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Equivalent to: Power supply of the whole of the UK for 2 months. 1.5% of the entire electricity usage of the US. Google A typical one megawatt data center consumes 16 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year. A single Google search produces 0.2g of CO,, The 3,100,000 Google searches emit 620g Co, Equivalent to: The energy consumed by 1400 average U.S. households. Equivalent to: Power to supply an average house for a whole month. co The monthly searches processed by Google produce 260 tons of CO, and consumes 3,900,000 kWh of eñergy 0.3g x 62 trillion Equivalent to: Enough to power an American refrigerator for 5,400 years. A single spam message produces the equivalent of 0.3 grams of CO,, Multiply that by 62 trillion pieces of spam circling the World Wide Web each year. Equivalent to: Enough to wash 5.57 million loads of laundry. million 1.6 If 40% of the American workforce worked from home twice a week, carbon emissions would be reduced by 53 million metric tons per year Equivalent to: Taking 10 million cars off the road. For every dollar a company saves in energy costs, they might see six to eight dollars in operational cost savings. Facebook says they've created servers that are 38 percent more efficient than the ones they were buying, and simultaneously saved 24 percent in costs. Google: $30 savings annually on each efficient server ($30 x 1million servers = $30 million savings) Electricity: 500 kWh saved Carbon Dioxide: 300 kg saved Water: 1000 gal saved Google is estimated to own more than I miLlion servers, MOre than 2% of aLL the worLD'S serveRs. We've calculated the CO, emissions of some everyday activities and compared them to 'Google searches": Activity Google searches Co2 emissions of an average daily newspaper(100% recycled paper) 850 Drinking a glass of orange juice 1,050 One load of dishes in an EnergyStar dishwasher 5,100 A five mile trip in the average U.S. automobile 10,000 Eating a cheeseburger 15,000 Electricity consumed by the average US household in one month 3,100,000 Sources:,approves-470-million-dollar-loans-india.html fall_article2_figl.gif SMBINfrahomepromolus news/Renewable-energy2/Internet-s-energy-consumption-growing-report-finds/tenergysavingtrustV697758 ok-makes-server-data-center-design-open- urce-62208300.htm Drivins around the

Data Centers That Shrink Corporate Carbon Footprints

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How efficient data centers can shrink companies’ carbon footprints - and costs. By making data centers more efficient, they can save money and reduce their environmental impact. The Internet account...



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