A breath of fresh air
One way organizations are realizing ambitious sustainability goals is to adopt an alternative energy source. This article discusses how technology leader HP is now reducing its electricity use by operating an air-cooled data center, widely known as one of the world's most energy efficient data centers. In doing so, it identifies the major construction and planning challenges that the project team had to resolve. It also looks at how the construction team addressed the project's security concerns. It then reports how the team responded when onsite power and mechanical prototyping were delayed in arriving, an event which forced the project manager to increase the work schedule to a 24/7 routine for 12 weeks. It also lists cost savings, carbon reduction, and other eco-friendly elements that HP is now gaining as a result of realizing this project.