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May 21, 2006


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by: Joel Makower One of the biggest obstacles to the creation of markets for green products and services is the lack of norms and standards any new market needs to gain traction. For example, what's a green business? No one... [Read More]


Frances M.

.... EPEAT for iPod .... (has a very nice ring to it).

Denis Du Bois

Data centers are increasingly aware of their demanding energy requirements. Server rack clusters can draw more power than a home.

Intel has responded with low-energy chips; Sun respondes with eco-friendly servers.

I'm working on an article over at Energy Priorities on what data centers are doing to plan for their growing power consumption. EPEAT is worthy of mention.


This is great news! I believe it really is just a matter of time before real metrics are developed. In this case, its gonna be a challenge to start interpreting what "green" really means for different companies so in the future we may have a Malcom Baldridge and ISO standards for measuring business ecological sustainability.

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