Intel IT wins Green Innovation Award

Announced on Earth Day 2010, InfoWorld recognized the Green IT Stars of 2010. We are excited to announce that Intel made the list for a 2nd year in a row.  Intel IT established an IT sustainabilty program office internally in 2008 to support Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.  We realize in Intel IT that we play an important role in both supporting corporate responsibiilty and improving IT cost efficiency by pursuing innovation with an eye on sustainability.

In 2009, Intel IT was awarded Green 15 recognition for innovative cooling strategies in our data centers.

In 2010, Intel IT was recognized for the business benefits we deilvered to intel server refresh and innovative ways to measure utilization. Intel IT used an iSHARP (Interactive System Health and Resource Productivity) tool to identify and remove 5,000 servers from Intel’s computing environment, eliminating 8 million kWh and saving $645,000 in energy costs. Use these resources to share Intel IT’s best practices around energy efficiency, server refresh and IT Sustainability. Read more about this project here

Explore some of our other key projects supporting IT sustainability:

  • Having fun with Earth Day: Explore and share this
    fun video about the other projects that helped Intel IT reduce carbon footprint by 26,000 metric tons while saving a total of 49 million kWh in power consumption

  • Justifying Refresh to Business leaders.  This was a barrier we had to overcome internally.  Explore the model we used and customize it for your business with this
    online tool.

  • Discover how we extend Intel datacenter life by deploying innovative approaches in our facilities.  We used a
    Lean Six Sigma methodoloty to reduce energy consumption in a mature data center, saving money and extending the life of that data center

Read more about IT Sustainability from Intel at