Case Studies: Adobe, NetApp and More! 


Adobe - Green Buildings and Sustainability Measures

Adobe has been innovating in the LEED green building movement for the past decade. It owns seven buildings in the U.S., all of which have achieved EPA Energy STAR label with an average rating of 99 out of a possible 100.Six of the seven buildings are LEED Platinum certified in the Existing Buildings category, while the seventh is LEED Platinum certified in the Commercial Interiors category.How has Adobe achieved and maintained this level of energy efficiency in its buildings? Described are some of the features that Adobe deploys for its green buildings, along with some key sustainability measures. Read full Adobe Case Study here

NetApp - Greening its Data Centers

In today’s world of high performance computing, servers and IT equipment are typically housed in data centers that are constantly consuming large amounts of electricity as they run in the background to provide processing power to companies. The high amounts of power consumed along with inefficiencies in data center designs leads to the overconsumption and the wastage of electricity as a resource.

To address these issues, leading data storage and solutions providers like NetApp have deployed various measures that help reduce power consumption and increase data center efficiencies. Many of NetApp’s solutions for greening their data centers and achieving high energy efficiencies and lower Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) have today become industry best practices in the quest for sustainability.

How has NetApp achieved these low Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) values in its data centers? What are some of the innovative features that are deployed to achieve high energy efficiencies in its data center operations? This case study from Sustainable Silicon Valley highlights NetApp’s solutions and best practices for achieving a high degree of efficiency in its data centers. Read full NetApp Case Study here

Green Programs and Initiatives by eBay

Sustainability as a goal demands that we maintain our natural environment and create conditions that permit the fulfilling of social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. To environmentalists all over the world this concept is well understood. But what does sustainability mean to large corporations?

To a company like eBay which facilitates online transaction of goods, sustainability means different things at different levels. At an operations and business model level, it means introducing green programs in its model of online trading, partnering with green companies and so forth. At an infrastructural level, it means making its data centers more efficient and optimizing its offices and facilities. At a corporate level, it means lending voice to green movements.

How does eBay deploy strategies that help drive green programs in its operational, infrastructural and corporate levels? How does it blend these initiatives within its existing culture? This case study from Sustainable Silicon Valley holistically examines various methodologies that eBay has adopted which lead it on the path of sustainability. Read full eBay case study here


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