IBM has devised an energy efficiency certificate programme to help IT directors to use energy efficiency gains as a business metric. An evaluation conducted by Neuwing Energy Ventures, a verifier of energy efficiency projects is used to document and verify the energy savings a business achieves through implementing energy efficiency projects.
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"Increased energy efficiency allows companies to dramatically reduce costs and improve the overall efficiency of their IT operations while at the same time supporting a corporate responsibility agenda," said Rich Lechner, IBM's vice-president of IT optimization. "A key ingredient for clients to effectively become more environmentally aware and efficient is measuring where they are."
Energy efficiency certificates are a recognised form of documenting energy conservation. Their aim is to provide financial incentive and recognition for businesses and electricity providers that increase their efficiency.