Green IT Roundup: October 31-November 4, 2011

This week’s Green IT Roundup highlights: The growth of the energy management and services industry, Ways to “Green IT”, Serious Energy’s new program that assists building owners cover the cost of installing energy efficient equipment, Complete list of the UK government’s green ICT commitments and actions, and How gamification will advance sustainability initiatives.

Industrial Energy Management Market to Reach $5.6 Billion by 2020
According to a new report from Pike Research, the U.S. market for industrial energy management software and services will rise from $960 million in 2011 to $5.6 Billion by 2020.

We Better Think “Green IT” – Part 1: Reducing Energy in Data Centers
By 2030, scientists estimate that the internet will consume the same amount of energy used by the whole world, today. What can IT do?  In this blog, it outlines several techniques that IT can implement to reduce IT’s power consumption.

Serious Energy Launches No Money Down Efficiency Deals
To encourage building owners to invest in energy efficient equipment, Serious Energy has launched a program called SeriousCapital.  The SeriousCapital program enables building owners to retrofit their building with energy efficient equipment without paying any upfront costs.

Greening UK Government ICT – Strategy Released
The UK government releases a complete list of green ICT commitments and actions that central government departments and agencies need to take over the next four years.

The Not-At-All-Distant Future of Green Gamification
Marketers have already seen the power of using game mechanics to get consumers more involved with their brand but gamification in sustainability might be the next big thing. 

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