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Letter From the President

To say 2017 is off to an active start would be an understatement.

We celebrated our 10th anniversary and published our 72nd white paper and first-ever application note. To affect product design requirements and operational choices, we need your full participation in more than 15 new projects and our Government Engagement Committee.

The Green Grid remains committed to defining the paths toward more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, and we are always looking for ways to deliver more value to our members.

Our members often tell me that one of our most valuable benefits is the opportunity to network with their peers, customers, and competitors and to tap into each other’s expertise. To that end, we have established a new LinkedIn forum, exclusively for Green Grid members. The forum is meant to be a resource for floating new ideas, sharing best practices, discussing the trends impacting our industry, and soliciting input from our collective knowledgebase.

As we enter into the second quarter, look for more opportunities to participate in The Green Grid and add your company’s voice to our industry-changing initiatives. It is imperative that we, as a group, represent the industry in the greater world community and work together to contribute to innovative approaches that increase efficiency, improve operations, and deliver more sustainable products and services. Please help shape our new projects, and let’s chart new territory at events like the May 17-18 Global Technical Committee Summit.

Your all-volunteer board of directors thanks all who volunteer their time and expertise to create and review our projects. We are your aggregated voice, so please invite your colleagues to join us in The Green Grid. As our members will attest, you can make history by helping to decide how our industry delivers the promises of sustainable ICT.

Roger Tipley
President and Chairman of the Board
The Green Grid Association



Four Innovation Imperatives for Sustainable IT
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Advent of 5G Must Coincide With an Even Stronger Focus on Sustainability to Avoid Escalation in ICT Carbon Footprint
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Greenpeace Report Shows Need for Greater Transparency and Collaboration to Improve Data Center Energy Sustainability
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The Case for the Performance Indicator: Answers to Your Questions
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As Hyperscalers Pick Up Green Energy, What About the Rest of Us?
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The Green Grid: From a Generational and Global Perspective
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Innovative Approaches to Renewable Energy Will Help Improve Sustainability for Smaller Data Centers
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From Duct Tape to Data Science
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Explosion of Data Is a Wake-up Call for Collaboration
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ICT Capacity and Utilization Metrics

These metrics quantify the maximum volume of ICT services that can be delivered by a data center for a given investment and provide an indicator of the share of that capacity that is actually utilized to better track and communicate how ICT services are being consumed in pursuit of both efficiency and effectiveness in specific IT data centers.

Download the white paper >

Open Standard for Datacenter Availability

The availability classification and rating system is intended to promote innovation in energy efficiency and the sustainable design of data centers and enable both new and existing facilities to react rapidly to changing data center technologies by addressing availability as the metric of measurement of resilience and fitness.

Download the white paper >

TGG Performance Indicator – Why
Use It?

This two-page application note introduces the reader to the Performance Indicator tool and provides a justification for using it.

Download the note >

Current Projects
New work groups are forming to address areas of strategic interest to The Green Grid’s member companies. Participate now in the development of new metrics, white papers, and other deliverables that will shape the future of resource-efficient IT.
Members: Join work groups here >

Infrastructure Utility Effectiveness
Members: Join work group here >

The Green Grid Members Forum on LinkedIn
The forum is a resource that enables The Green Grid members to share best practices and ask questions around sustainable IT. You can connect directly with some of the best minds in the industry to improve your IT resource efficiency.
Members: Join the forum >



Virtual Roundtable: Improving the Environmental Impact of Data Centers by Tackling Water Consumption
April 11, 2017 at 15:00 GMT / 16:00 CET

Join The Green Grid to discuss a collaborative approach to reduce water consumption and remove the chemicals present in the data center by 90%, helping improve environmental sustainability and provide a greener ecosystem. Don’t miss out on the chance to be at the forefront of this new innovation and be a valued member in improving environmental sustainability.
Register now >

Global Technical Committee Summit
May 17-18, 2017 in Hillsboro, Ore.

By attending the Summit, members play an instrumental role in improving IT resource efficiency in the industry. You will help advance key projects, build business relationships, and further position your company as a thought leader.
Members: Register now >

Japan Forum 2017
July 13, 2017 in Tokyo

Save the date! The ninth annual Japan Forum will be held July 13, 2017 at Mirakan in Tokyo. The event will be open to the public, and more information will be available in May on the event page.


Webcast: Applying ICT Capacity and Utilization Metrics to Improve Data Center Efficiency
The Green Grid provides an overview of the ICT Capacity and Utilization Metrics and how they can be applied to help data center owners/operators track and communicate how ICT services are being consumed in the data center as a way to measure effectiveness.
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Japan Data Center Technical Study Meeting
On March 2, IBM Japan’s Keisuke Maeda lectured about data center trends for the next 20 years, and more than 30 members joined for interactive discussions.
Members: Download the presentations in Japanese >


Key Contributor Award
The Key Contributor Award recognizes individual participants who have made significant contributions in advancing the work of The Green Grid. Nominations are now being accepted.
Download the nomination form >

Hugh Barrass Award
The Hugh Barrass Award is bestowed on a member of The Green Grid, or of the broader ICT community, who best represents the contributions of Hugh Barrass to the industry and the spirit of The Green Grid. Nominations for the award are currently being accepted.
Download an application form >

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