Green IT: It’s easy being GREEN
March 31, 2008
Albany, NY-The New York State Forum’s IT Greening Committee, in conjunction with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is pleased to announce New York’s first ‘Green IT’ conference on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the Empire State Plaza, Albany NY.
"Because New York State has the second largest concentration of data centers nationwide, and these centers consume an enormous amount of energy, it is imperative that we take steps today to reverse this trend in energy consumption without risking the health of our State’s economy” said Paul D. Tonko, President and CEO of NYSERDA. “The GreenIT conference will highlight a number of steps data center managers can take to improve the energy efficiency of the data centers as well as the potential services and funding opportunities available through NYSERDA to achieve efficiency targets.”
As energy use continues to increase, consumers are paying more for energy and prices are more volatile. At the same time, our energy infrastructure is aging and emissions of greenhouse gases are further degrading our atmosphere. To counter these trends, the ’15 by 15’ initiative is an aggressive policy that stresses efficiency as a solution for reducing statewide electric consumption by 2015.
Upgrades to IT infrastructure and small changes to various operating policies can reduce the energy burden on the electric grid, saving energy dollars, and improving a business’ bottom line. Every effort has been made to provide a conference agenda that represents current, creative solutions and ideas for addressing the major challenges of reducing IT-related energy consumption.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p. m. (7:30am check-in/registration)
Empire State Plaza, Albany NY
For more detailed event information or to register for the conference, please visit www.nysforum.org/events/itgreening.
Rebecca Buchner, NYS Forum
Sal Graven, NYSERDA
Last Updated: 10/19/2012