Green computing is the study and practice of environmentally sustainable computing or IT.
We understand the actual goals of Green computing services.
Few of the prominent are:
Many corporate IT departments have green computing initiatives to reduce the environmental effect of their IT operations.
By introducing a Data Centre to Green Computing, an organization can establish the best of efficiency by reducing the energy usage techniques.
Green IT or Computing is the practice of environmentally sustainable computing.
By introducing Green IT technologies to organizations, GN Infonet aims to reduce the destructing impact of IT operations on the environment by designing, manufacturing, operating and disposing of Electronics boards, products, computers and computer-related products in an environmentally-friendly manner.
The motives behind green IT practices includes reducing the use of hazardous materials, maximizing energy efficiency during the product's lifetime and promoting the biodegradability of unused and outdated products.
How do we implement Green Computing technologies to an organisation?
We propose through few important elements to introduce these technics such as:
The best way to establish a Green IT is to start buying energy efficient products such as LEDs, USB Powered Product and Star rated equipment. No matter it is an upgrade or buying new for the company, but buying Green Products can promote much efficiency and reduces environmental hazards by 40-50% in terms of electricity and product standards.
The other best way to reduce power consumption is to select the right powering solutions to Computers and Accessories. To maximize power savings, the EPA recommends setting computers to enter system standby or hibernate after 30 to 60 minutes of inactivity. To save even more, set monitors to enter sleep mode after five to 20 minutes of inactivity. If your equipment does not have power management features, you can download the free Energy Star Power Management Software.
Large Corporates operating on Ad Hock data centres which are running on a longer run, a power auditing and analysis reporting programs will help in managing effective usage of energy. Many software applications such as Energy Star and related sub programs will assist. To monitor your ongoing energy use, download the free Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool. (An ENERGY STAR private sector contractor maintains and updates the software for accuracy, and your information is password-protected for privacy).
Green Computing is contributed primarily by adapting data sharing and related resources to access quickly instead of heavy printing. Also by using double-sided printing and copying and distributing documents electronically.
Create a portal site for sharing content and Recycle what you must print.
Invest in digital signature technology and software that monitors paper usage by departments.
e-Waste is described as electrical or electronic devices which are discarded broken or not fit for usage.
Some of the electronic products which are found to be good in reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal are also considered as e-waste.
The Informal processing of e-waste can lead to adverse human health effects and environmental pollution.
Electronic scrap components, such as CPUs, contain potentially harmful materials such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants. Recycling and disposal of e-waste may involve significant risk to health of workers and communities in developed countries and great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaking of materials such as heavy metals from landfills and incinerator ashes
Unfit to usage products such as old batteries, used printer cartridges, discarded cell phones, and memory sticks, old or damaged laptops, and so on are the prime e-Waste products.
GN Infonet will assist organisations to make sure their e-recycler is qualified under the ISO 14001 environmental systems standard to ensure safe disposal and can provide you with a certificate saying that your data has been destroyed.
GNI provide assistance in locating recycling and disposal services. When it comes to old-but-still-usable equipment such as PCs and printers, consider donating to a charity such as the local elementary school or a non-profit. You may also receive a tax benefit from the donation.