To reduce investment in non-renewable energy sources for corporate data centers by million or more over the next year. This is equivalent to approximately 100 million fewer kilowatt hours and a reduction of:
* 152 million pounds in CO2 emissions;
* 800 thousand pounds of SO2 emissions and
* 490 thousand pounds of Nitrogen Oxide emissions
RampRate will track the investments made under its guidance relative to industry averages and identify the movement of cash away from non-renewable energy. These cash savings will then be translated into kilowatt hours based on US average pricing, and into greenhouse emissions based on conversion rates reflecting US average efficiency from typically used power sources.
RampRate will advise environmentally conscious clients on data center strategies that will allow them to reduce reliance on non-renewable energy. This will include the following strategies:
1) Advising clients on more efficient hardware architectures, including a move from legacy hardware to energy efficient blade servers with a view to electrical capacities required.
2) Identifying, qualifying, and promoting data center vendors that use renewable energy -- including wind, solar, and hydroelectric - for a significant part of their power supply.
3) Identifying, qualifying, and promoting data center vendors that use geothermal heat exchange and other energy-efficient strategies for maintaining a proper data center environment.
4) Identifying, qualifying, and promoting data center vendors that use biodiesel and / or other renewable resources for backup power generators.
5) Directing clients with no specific geographic preference to regions with a higher percentage of grid power derived from renewable sources.
6) Identifying and tracking the total environmental impact of client strategies on overall greenhouse gas emissions and helping clients publicize the results of their efforts.
7) Recognizing the top 10 most environmentally friendly data center facilities in the US through a primary research project and promoting them to the top 500 users of data center facilities in the US.