HP recognizes the important role that the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector will play in enabling carbon dioxide (CO2) reductions across a variety of sectors. We are committed to reducing our own contribution to climate change as well as developing IT solutions that can help lower or reduce the release of greenhouse gases (GHG) such as CO2 into the atmosphere. Below are just a few of our low carbon solutions for our customers and the successes they have achieved in lowering their footprint.
HP’s Intelligent Building Competence Center (IBCC) offers the BuilDog solution for the next generation of fully managed and optimized buildings. BuilDog can intelligently manage a buildings heating and cooling and electricity use as well as security, facilities, inventory, telecommunications and more. Smart management of a building’s utility consumption can result in reductions of 25-35% (in cost) through optimization of the facility as well as resource use and purchase.
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For every $1 of printing, there are $5-8 of other costs, including warehousing, distribution and inventory obsolescence. Each of these has an associated energy use and emissions footprint, and each can be reduced through the creation of marketing collateral ‘on-demand’.
Find out more information on HP's Collateral on Demand solutions.
HP and Amazon are working together to use digital color printing to reduce book publishing overruns. With HP Indigo presses at their fulfillment centers, Amazon can provide unmatched selection of books, including those small-volume and rare.
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Tools: HP’s Carbon Footprint Calculator for Printing.
Learn how British Energy, the United Kingdom’s largest producer of electricity and the lowers carbon emitter of the major UK electricity generators, uses HP technology to increase efficiency and streamline their business.
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Between April 2007 and March 2009, HP Halo studios at both HP and customer facilities have saved over 66,000 metric tons CO2e. This is equivalent to 880 tanker trucks worth of gasoline or 12,000 U.S. passenger vehicles off the road for one year3.
In addition to paper savings, an optimized printing infrastructure can yield substantial energy savings – we have observed 30% to 80% reductions with some HP Managed Print Services customers4. Furthermore, managed print services reduce the number of printers and replaces less efficient printers with newer high-efficiency models. This is especially relevant as HP printing products become more efficient, and by 2011, HP has a goal of improving the overall energy efficiency of high volume Inkjet and Laserjet printers by 40% relative to 20055.
Ready to evaluate your own printers? Check out HP's Carbon Footprint Calculator for Printing tool.
Swiss Post reduced their 17,000 printers to 6,000 and from 140 models to just six.
GES Exposition Services trimmed their fleet of printers and realized an actual savings of 31.8%.
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HP Critical Facilities Services align IT and critical facilities requirements to create optimized data centers that maximize energy efficiency while meeting performance requirements.
HP does this through subject matter specialists that are responsible for the implementation of Moving Towards Sustainability, and our Energy and Sustainability program, which is focused on research, development of proprietary assessment tools and implementation of sustainable, energy-efficient and environmentally responsible design strategies for data centers and other high-performance building types. HP has designed and commissioned over 50 million square feet of raised-floor environments.
Get more information here on our EYP MCF teams who deliver HP Critical Services.
Consider This: Smart consolidation, managed services and facility design can reduce the power and cooling demands by 10% to 45%6.
Power management services can also lead to significant energy and emissions reductions for large corporations. As an example, EDS (an HP company) incorporated power management in over 90,000 computers resulting in an estimated reduction of 3,048 tonnes of CO2e7.
Syngenta uses fewer servers than in the past, so it also uses less power, cutting the company’s energy costs.