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Sun Microsystems Enhances OpenEco.org to Help Members Track and Report Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduce their Environmental Impact
Free, Online Community Provides Tools for Organizational and Individual Users to Monitor GHG Emissions to Identify Potential Energy Savings and Reduce Consumption
OpenEco.org now tracks a broad spectrum of emission sources and incorporates carbon accounting practices to provide organizational and individual users with a comprehensive view of their carbon footprint and the ability to report their GHG data using industry-standard metrics. Members can now use OpenEco.org to create a view of their entire carbon footprint from a range of sources, including utilities such as steam, mobile sources and business travel, as well as electricity and natural gas use. Incorporating standard-approved carbon accounting practices helps ensure that the GHG estimates calculated and tracked on the site are suitable for reporting under widely accepted frameworks such as the World Resources Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the EPA's Climate Leaders Program. Additionally, OpenEco.org houses energy efficiency resources and provides an online forum where community members can collaborate and compare building energy performance, share proven best practices and encourage sustainable innovation.
"OpenEco.org is our innovate, act and share philosophy in action," said Dave Douglas, senior vice president, chief sustainability officer at Sun Microsystems. "We continue to look for ways to minimize Sun's impact on the planet and share those findings with the community at large. OpenEco.org is our primary tool for tracking and managing Sun's GHG emissions and is perfect for anyone taking an active role in measuring and reducing their environmental footprint."
A Hub for Powerful, Free Tools and Knowledge Exchange
Launched in September 2007, OpenEco.org has become a popular hub for users and industry supporters with more than 600 organizations and 2,000 individuals leveraging the community on a regular basis to help them better monitor and manage their GHG emissions. OpenEco.org is ideal for organizations that are committed to sustainability, decreasing energy consumption and tracking progress in reducing their environmental impact. It allows users to build and maintain personalized sustainability dashboards, where they simply select their carbon emissions sources, input energy and other data, and track results. Organizations such as BC3, Ceres and Natural Logic are just a few of the many supporting OpenEco.org in a cooperative effort to help minimize carbon emissions and building energy use.
Sun Eco Innovation Helps Reduce Environmental Impact for Customers and Sun
Sun promotes an actionable path to cut energy bills and reduce IT environmental impact through a three-step approach for assessing, optimizing and virtualizing IT infrastructures. This results in decisive actions that limit computing's impact on the planet and the bottom line of both Sun and its customers. Sun helps enable customers to reduce the GHG emissions and energy consumption of their IT infrastructures with a full portfolio of servers and storage, a complete suite of Eco Services and the Sun(TM) Modular Datacenter. Sun recently introduced the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server, an energy efficient Chip Multi-threaded (CMT) server that delivers up to four times higher performance per watt and costs up to 80 percent less than competitive systems. Additionally, Sun continues to look for ways to decrease its carbon footprint through programs like Open Work, Sun's extensive flexible work program and its global datacenter consolidation initiative. For more information on Sun's Eco Responsibility Initiative, please visit www.sun.com/eco.
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