September 2012

This Week In Sustainability – Federal Agencies use Information Technology & Charity Engine

This week Environmental Leader looked at how federal agencies are using IT to reduce energy consumption. Federal agencies like NASA, the General Services Administration, the Department of Defense and the Smithsonian Institute are using information and communications technologies to reduce energy consumption and emissions as well as cutting costs and meeting sustainability mandates. The Center […]

This Week In Sustainability – Federal Agencies use Information Technology & Charity Engine

This week Environmental Leader looked at how federal agencies are using IT to reduce energy consumption. Federal agencies like NASA, the General Services Administration, the Department of Defense and the Smithsonian Institute are using information and communications technologies to reduce energy consumption and emissions as well as cutting costs and meeting sustainability mandates. The Center […]

Why Cloud Computing Is Efficient Computing

Our friends over in Global Foundation Services published a blog post last night in response to the New York Times series looking at the environmental and economic impacts of cloud computing. These are critical issues to all cloud users and providers, and areas in which Microsoft has dedicated substantial resources, helped create industry metrics for, […]

This Week In Sustainability – Social Cost of Carbon, Why CFOs Embrace Sustainability and Austin’s Carbon Neutrality Plan

This week, The New York Times published a blog post on its Green blog looking at the social cost of carbon. The post follows an effort spearheaded by 12 federal government to develop a “coherent standards for establishing the social cost of carbon” that would be used to assess the impact of government policies on […]

This Week In Sustainability – Social Cost of Carbon, Why CFOs Embrace Sustainability and Austin’s Carbon Neutrality Plan

This week, The New York Times published a blog post on its Green blog looking at the social cost of carbon. The post follows an effort spearheaded by 12 federal government to develop a “coherent standards for establishing the social cost of carbon” that would be used to assess the impact of government policies on […]

Continuing a Commitment to Carbon Disclosure

Last week the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) issued its annual climate change report that ranks the greenhouse gas emissions of many of the world’s largest public companies. At Microsoft we’ve remained committed to the principles of carbon disclosure— diligently reporting our carbon emissions, energy and now water use through the CDP for the last eight […]

This Week In Sustainability – Smart Building Technology & Carbon Disclosure Project

This week, GreenBiz published an article about smart building technology that profiled newly constructed buildings—like the headquarters of the San Francisco Public Utility Commission—as examples of how the bar is rising for energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Smart building systems have many positive effects including energy reduction costs, yet can be difficult to operate and […]

This Week In Sustainability – Smart Building Technology & Carbon Disclosure Project

This week, GreenBiz published an article about smart building technology that profiled newly constructed buildings—like the headquarters of the San Francisco Public Utility Commission—as examples of how the bar is rising for energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Smart building systems have many positive effects including energy reduction costs, yet can be difficult to operate and […]

What’s in a Data Center? Less and Less Energy and Water

Our colleagues in Global Foundation Services are dedicated to reducing the environmental footprint of Microsoft’s data centers. Brian Janous published a blog post on the GFS Blog today that outlines Microsoft’s commitment to limiting our footprint. For the past years we have concentrated on improving power usage effectiveness (PUE), which is the ratio of total […]

What’s in a Data Center? Less and Less Energy and Water

Our colleagues in Global Foundation Services are dedicated to reducing the environmental footprint of Microsoft’s data centers. Brian Janous published a blog post on the GFS Blog today that outlines Microsoft’s commitment to limiting our footprint. For the past years we have concentrated on improving power usage effectiveness (PUE), which is the ratio of total […]