Energy Waste In Information Technology

Feb. 28, 2008
Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Matt Heinz, senior director of marketing for Verdiem, Seattle, a PC power management company. He tells us that energy usage in the commercial sector is expected to increase 75 % by 2030. Information Technology (IT) energy consumption alone is expected to double by 2021. What’s more, the typical personal computer wastes […]

Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Matt Heinz, senior director of
marketing for Verdiem, Seattle, a PC power management company. He tells us that energy usage in the commercial sector is expected to increase 75 % by 2030. Information Technology (IT) energy consumption alone is expected to double by 2021. What’s more, the typical personal computer wastes 2/3 of the energy it consumes. What are solutions?

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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