Establishing a Roadmap for IT Sustainability
To help Intel consume fewer energy-related resources and produce less waste, Intel IT is executing a sustainability strategy based on our Sustainability Baseline Model, a tool developed in-house that quantitatively measures and predicts the environmental impact of key changes related to IT.
Our goal is to reduce Intel IT’s carbon emissions by five percent for 2009 compared to the 2008 baseline. We used our model to calculate our current carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint and to perform “what-if” analyses to help identify projects with the greatest impact and value related to reducing CO2 emissions. We are also implementing a three-phase roadmap that will guide efforts to reduce our carbon dioxide footprint:
• Phase 1. Focuses on baseline sustainability projects with measurable energy reductions in 2009 and beyond.
• Phase 2. Features innovative proofs of concept that can demonstrate further additional energy reductions through 2010.
• Phase 3. Involves proliferation along with research and development, with a focus on using IT to help reduce Intel’s carbon footprint in general.
This roadmap helps us maintain our focus and balance our sustainability efforts with business demands.
Using the data from our model and our roadmap, we have been able to influence Intel IT’s CO2 reduction and avoidance actions in the right direction by reducing energy consumption, developing innovative sustainable solutions, and empowering sustainability.
Read the full Establishing a Roadmap for IT Sustainability white paper.