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The Greening of IT: How Companies Can Make a Difference for the Environment by John Lamb

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10 Green IT Case Studies for Universities and a Large Company

“Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest of all the arts.”

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from the poem, “Michael Angelo” (pt. I, II, l.54)

The case studies described in this chapter include “lessons learned” and information on the evolution of best practices for building green data centers and leveraging green IT. The case studies include universities (Bryant and Columbia) and a large (61,000 SF) corporate data center.

The first case study is the well-publicized green data center project for Bryant University (http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/070713/0277526.html). The Bryant University project was with a scalable modular data center design. In addition to the modular data center design ...

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