The US Environmental Protection Agency is developing an Energy Star rating designed to give energy efficiency guidance to IT directors buying PCs and servers.
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Andrew Fanara, who manages the Energy Star programme at the US Environmental Protection Agency, said the programme aimed to encourage manufactuers to make PCs and servers energy efficient.
A study by Jonathan Koomey, a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, last month reported that in 2005 the electricty cost associated with datacentres, servers and cooling equipment was more than £3.68bn.
In July, Energy Star is set to release a rating for desktop PCs, allowing buyers to assess their power consumption. The server rating is under development.
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