HP Extends Environmental Leadership with New Technology to Save Customers Money

PALO ALTO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 2, 2009 Ninth footnote of release dated June 2, 2009, should read: Energy efficiency based on HP testing (sted Based on HP SPECpower run of DL1000 SPECpower at 165W at peak load compared to Dell R610’s published SPECpower result at www.spec.org of 236W at peak load).


The corrected release reads:


HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced several additions to its HP Eco Solutions program, including new products, services and operations, as well as company-wide environmental goals.

The expanded portfolio provides consumers, small and medium businesses, and enterprises – including HP – with a clear return on investment through financial savings, as well as a “return on environment” through energy, carbon and waste savings.

“For more than 50 years, HP has been focused on environmental sustainability and now we’re making it even more relevant for customers, especially in today’s economic climate,” said Shane Robison, executive vice president and chief strategy and technology officer, HP. “Through our industry-leading products and solutions we’re helping our customers – from consumers to large corporations – achieve significant dollars savings and improve their environmental performance while enhancing our own operations to achieve the same.”

HP’s new offerings add to a growing portfolio that helps customers live and work in a low-carbon economy while remaining cost-effective. Highlights of the announcement include:

  • HP is doubling the number of HP ProLiant G6 server platforms, delivering more x86 server platforms with top energy efficiency than any other company in the industry.
  • HP has set a new goal to save 1 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity by 2011 through a variety of product design strategies.
  • HP launched the HP Eco Solutions printing practice for large organizations, which now includes the HP Web Jetadmin Eco Solutions Reports and updates to the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for printing that help customers save money through lower paper and energy usage.

Energy efficiency to help customers save money

HP is a leader in delivering practical solutions that translate into convenient, cost-efficient and responsible energy usage for its customers.

Through its HP Eco Solutions printing practice for large organizations, which includes an extensive portfolio of tools, software, hardware, services and expertise, HP collaborates with customers to help them reduce their environmental impact and save money. As an example, HP helped Cerritos Library, a high-tech city library in Southern California, reduce energy use by an estimated 30 to 40 percent and cut ongoing costs by almost 50 percent due to HP reliability and lower consumables costs.

To date, pre- and post-analysis of some HP managed print services customers’ imaging and printing operations reveals energy savings of between 30 to 80 percent and reductions in paper consumption in the millions of pages.(1) HP has now expanded the practice to include the HP Web Jetadmin Eco Solutions Reports, Change Management kit and updates to the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for printing.

Additionally, HP has set aggressive goals to ensure all its tools and services meet environmental standards and offer cost and energy savings for customers. Examples include:

  • HP has set a new goal to save 1 billion kWh of electricity by 2011 through a variety of product design strategies. With the amount of energy that HP expects its PCs to save, 90,000 homes could be powered for an entire year.(2)
  • HP exceeded the goal it set in January 2008 to reduce the energy consumption of its volume desktop and notebook PC families by 25 percent by 2010, a full year and a half ahead of schedule.(3)
  • Overall, HP has reduced the energy consumption of its highest volume desktop and notebook PCs by 41 percent by since 2005.(4)
  • HP plans to improve the energy efficiency of its printing products by 40 percent by 2011 and is on track to meet this goal with 32 percent efficiency to date.
  • In recent independent tests, HP ProCurve switches have been shown to use less power than the industry average for comparable switches.(5) This represents an annual energy cost savings up to 45 percent versus the industry average for HP ProCurve chassis-based solutions and up to 38 percent versus the industry average for HP ProCurve fixed-port switches.

With the increasing cost of energy, data centers play a critical role in cutting operational costs and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions for customers.

  • HP has doubled the number of HP ProLiant G6 server platforms to 22, all delivering superior energy efficiency over previous generations. If all the legacy rack and blade servers sold worldwide in 2005 were replaced with HP ProLiant G6 servers, customers would save $2.5 billion in energy costs.(6)
  • With the HP ProLiant G6 server featuring twice the performance at half the power draw of previous generations, HP offers customers more x86 server platforms with top energy efficiency than any other company.(7) HP has introduced seven energy-efficient platforms based on the Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processors. (8) HP also introduced the HP ProLiant DL1000 Multi-Node series of servers, which are the first multi-core rack servers based on industry standards. With a shared power design, the DL1000 delivers a 30 percent improvement in energy efficiency compared to traditional rack servers. (9)
  • EDS, an HP company, reduces environmental impact and lowers costs by managing and transforming technology environments for customers. Most recently EDS has developed or transformed two data centers in Tulsa, Okla., and Wynyard in the United Kingdom. The center in Tulsa is an expansion project that doubles the size of EDS’ Service Management Center. A new cooling system design is expected to generate several million dollars in cost savings each year, and the center’s 800,000-gallon chilled-water storage tank will enable the facility to operate for up to eight hours without using a chiller/cooling plant. The data center in Wynyard, which is currently under construction, has already won an award for innovation and design excellence. EDS is leveraging the cold wind blowing off the North Sea to lower temperatures of IT equipment and plant rooms for an anticipated annual energy saving of 40 percent compared to conventional data centers. When complete, the facility will be one of the largest and most efficient in Europe.

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