- Hewlett Packard Enterprise is working to increase the energy performance of its products by 30 times over its 2015 baseline by 2025, according to a company blog.
- Use of HPE products currently represent 54% of the company’s overall carbon footprint, which is mostly related to carbon and water from consuming energy.
- Knowing the footprint gets transferred to its customers, HPE wants to continue to optimize the energy performance of its products. Already, in the past 5 years, the company has reduced the energy use and the emissions from its high-volume servers by 68%.
HPE acknowledges its products are power hogs, and it plans to do something about it. The company is working to reduce energy consumption by optimizing their products’ performance per watt of electricity. As part of the effort, HPE recently launched HPE Moonshot, an energy-efficient, integrated server system designed to give companies the right amount of compute for their workloads.
"One of the most significant impacts we can have toward reducing both our footprint, and the footprints of our customers, is by optimizing the energy performance of our products," said Lara Birkes, chief sustainability offficer and vice president of Living Progress at HPE, in a blog post.
Energy efficiency is a growing concern in the tech industry, especially as cloud computing drives the need for more energy-hungry data centers. More and more large data centers run around the clock, constantly using resources. A recent Department of Energy estimate found data centers consumed enough electricity to power every household in New York City twice over, and that is projected to double in about eight years.
Some U.S. agencies are trying to help curb the problem. In June, the DOE announced $25 million in funding for a new program to promote energy efficiency in data centers.