The Green Grid

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The Green Grid
FormationFebruary 26, 2007[1]
  • International
WebsiteOfficial website

The Green Grid is a nonprofit, industry consortium of end-users, policy-makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies collaborating to improve the resource efficiency of data centers. At one time it had more than 175 member companies.

As business demands increase, so does the number of data center facilities which house a rising amount of IT equipment. Data center managers run into resource limits on electrical power, cooling, and space.


An initial announcement in April 2006 included members Advanced Micro Devices, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems.[2] They were soon joined by Intel and Microsoft. By February 26, 2007, APC by Schneider Electric, Rackable Systems, SprayCool (later part of Parker Hannifin), and VMware had joined the effort, and a meeting in April 2007 was announced.[1]
In March, 2011, the Green Grid proposed a new sustainability metric, Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE), which attempts to take into account the amount of water used by data centers in their cooling systems[3]


In 2015, the Board of Directors had the following members:[4]

In 2007, the Board of Directors had the following members:[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b Chris Preimesberger (April 10, 2007). "Green Grid Plans First Technical Summit". eWeek. Archived from the original on January 22, 2013. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  2. ^ Don Clark and Jim Carlton. "Tech Giants to Unveil Power-Usage Plan: AMD, IBM, Rivals To Focus on Efficiency Of Servers, Data Centers". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Green Grid website, 'WP#35-Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE™): A Green Grid Data Center Sustainability Metric, retrieved 4 Sep 2015
  4. ^ "Members". Web site. The Green Grid. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
  5. ^ Ashlee Vance (February 23, 2007). "Intel and Microsoft plug into the Green Grid". Retrieved 2008-03-26.
  6. ^ "Members". Web site. The Green Grid. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2013.

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