While technology is not green and never will be, a Green IT strategy can yield compelling business and environmental benefits. But a word of caution: Don't invest a single dollar in Green IT until you have an understanding of your Green Baseline — an annual estimate of the energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and financial costs of operating IT. Not only will this data offer a practical Green IT starting point by exposing your most eco-taxing assets, but without it you can not accurately quantify, and then report to senior management, the benefits of your greening efforts.
- Is Green IT really "green"?
- Examples of the financial and economic benefits of Green IT
- Understanding the value of upfront energy measurement
- How to calculating your Green IT baseline