Climate Savers Computing Announces 2012 Leadership and Focus Areas
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI), the 700-member global consortium focused on reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of information and communications technologies (ICT), today announced that its 2012 Board of Directors consists of representatives from Cisco, Emerson Network Power, Google, Intel, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Samsung Semiconductor and World Wildlife Fund.
Lorie Wigle, general manager, Eco Technology, Intel, has been elected by the board to lead CSCI as president for a fourth consecutive term in 2012. Joining Wigle in officer positions are David Jacobowitz, industry alliance program manager, data center operations, Google, elected to serve as vice president, and Sylvie R. Kadivar, Ph.D., director, DRAM Strategic Marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., elected to serve as secretary.
This year CSCI is working to increase the well over $2 billion in annual energy costs it has helped the global ICT industry save by decreasing annual CO2 emissions from computing equipment by 41 – 45 million metric tons. CSCI will do this by continuing to drive the use of power management on laptops, PCs and servers, and through the development and deployment of more energy efficient computing technologies. CSCI is also focusing on helping enterprises design, procure and manage networks that are optimized for energy efficiency, and is taking a leadership role in helping to ensure the next generation of public and private clouds are built using sustainable ICT and energy efficient power supplies.
“In 2012 businesses, organizations and people can count on CSCI and its members — who are leaders in driving sustainable ICT forward — for the resources they need to realize the environmental and financial benefits of power management and more energy efficient networks,” said George O. Goodman, executive director, CSCI.
About Climate Savers Computing Initiative
CSCI is reducing the energy consumption of ICT by increasing the adoption of power management and driving the development and deployment of energy efficient computing technologies. Since its launch in 2007 CSCI has grown to 700 members. Nearly 11,000 people have joined by pledging to use power management and to purchase energy efficient computing products. CSCI maintains a catalog of energy efficient products and a library of best practices and white papers for energy efficiency on its website. Follow CSCI on
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