March 2013

This Week in Sustainability: Recyclable Solar Cells, Wave Energy and CO2 Power

This week, TreeHugger reported on a company called Bombora Wave Power, an Australian company and a 2013 winner of GE’s Ecomagination Challenge, who is strategizing how to develop a “wave-based technology that is economically competitive with onshore wind power generation, which is currently the lowest cost renewable energy source.” Bombora has been self-funding their research […]

Anywhere Working: The Future of Work is Smart, Productive and Sustainable

To be successful in today’s market, businesses must be efficient. From managing paperwork to managing inventory, efficiency at all levels of business has an effect on the bottom line. At Microsoft, we’re constantly adapting to remain a leading technology company, and that is why we’re proud to support Anywhere Working— a United Kingdom-based group initiative […]

Anywhere Working: The Future of Work is Smart, Productive and Sustainable

To be successful in today’s market, businesses must be efficient. From managing paperwork to managing inventory, efficiency at all levels of business has an effect on the bottom line. At Microsoft, we’re constantly adapting to remain a leading technology company, and that is why we’re proud to support Anywhere Working— a United Kingdom-based group initiative […]

Developers (and Incentives) – The Missing Link in IT Resource Efficiency

By Mark Aggar  A couple of weeks ago I returned from an energizing two days at The Green Grid (TGG) Forum 2013.  TGG Forum is a yearly event for TGG members and non-members to network and learn about the latest projects that The Green Grid membership is working on.  This year, I was honored and […]

Developers (and Incentives) – The Missing Link in IT Resource Efficiency

By Mark Aggar  A couple of weeks ago I returned from an energizing two days at The Green Grid (TGG) Forum 2013.  TGG Forum is a yearly event for TGG members and non-members to network and learn about the latest projects that The Green Grid membership is working on.  This year, I was honored and […]

Earth Hour and the Role Technology Plays in Energy Efficiency

The hour is upon us…Earth Hour, that is. This Saturday, March 23 at 8:30PM local time, households, businesses and landmarks around the world will turn off non-essential lights and electrical appliances for Earth Hour: a global movement sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund, held every year to raise awareness about the need for greater energy […]

This Week in Sustainability—Report Finds Storm Surge Risk Amplified by Climate Change and Meteorologists Change Climate Conversation

Eight years ago, the world watched in shock as Hurricane Katrina caused insurmountable damage to the U.S. Gulf Coast. A recent study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences estimates that storm surges such as the one seen during Katrina, are directly related to climate change. Reported by Huffington Post, a […]

Microsoft Named 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

Back in 2011 Microsoft shared the results from a pilot program on our corporate campus in Redmond, Wash., aimed at using technology to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings on our campus. Today, Microsoft’s Energy-Smart Buildings initiative has been named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate for the smart building pilot. Selections for the Computerworld […]

This Week in Sustainability: New York Times Introduces New Climate Blog and the Rise of Environmental “Knowledge Journalists”

The New York Times has launched a new monthly column on climate change, penned by Justin Gillis, who has been an environmental science writer for The New York Times for over three years. Endorsed by Andrew Revkin, the creator of the publication’s Dot Earth blog, the new column “By Degrees” will show commitment and knowledge […]

Windows Store Features Energy Savings App

While the physical design of a device certainly plays an important role in how it consumes power, software can also influence power consumption based on how it is programmed to use the device’s CPU, disk and memory. Windows 8 has numerous features that help make it more energy efficient, but we are also starting to […]