Everything Everywhere moves to cloud to cut carbon footprint
Breakdown can be provided per employee
By Antony Savvas | Computerworld UK | Published 09:12, 29 July 12
Telecoms provider Everything Everywhere is stepping up its sustainability programme by deploying CloudApps’ cloud-based software to better measure its carbon footprint.
The software enables the Orange/T-Mobile joint venture to measure and control its energy consumption in kWh, carbon equivalent in CO2e, and Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), the measure of computer data centre efficiency.
Everything Everywhere will be able to record metrics for helping to drive sustainability across the business, including a breakdown per employee of energy and carbon usage. It will also be used to help meet commitments to the UK government through the CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment).
Matthew Wherry, director of property and workplace at Everything Everywhere, said: “The work with CloudApps underlines our commitment to working with the government to meet the UK’s carbon reduction targets.
"The wide-ranging remit we have developed with CloudApps covers everything from our 720 Orange, T-Mobile and Everything Everywhere retail stores to the diesel in our data centre back-up generators, enabling us to reduce our carbon emissions across the whole business.”
BT hopes to reduce its energy bills by £13 million a year by implementing a new smart energy management and control system across its offices, telephone exchanges and data centres. The new system will also help the company reduce its carbon footprint by five percent.
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