At its annual Technical Forum, the industry sustainability group continued to expand on its widely adopted Power Usage Effectiveness formula to include water efficiency, reuse of energy within facilities, and others.
The Redwood City-based company will deliver virtualized computing labs to 480 schools in the state of Punjab as a way of expanding access to computers while using 90 percent less energy than a traditional computer center.
The company's Enterprise Data Center-West is a 166,000 square foot data center that will be able to use outside air cooling for more than half the year to save on energy costs and associated emissions.
The new software program, currently available only in Japan, allows companies to create a high-level view of the energy used by their computer and printer fleets, while also giving micro-level control over individual machines.
Through a combination of software solutions and streamlining systems, IBM has helped the Bank of China's London operations cut their paper requirements from 50 pounds per day to roughly 2.5 pounds per day.
In the past five years, the facility outside Pittsburgh has saved 80 million kilowatts of energy use, trimming $7.5 million from the bank's energy bills, and is in the process of getting LEED certification as well.