Bath, United Kingdom, July 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Companies and organisations now have a more accurate and cost-effective way to understand and manage the energy consumed by their IT estates with the launch of an innovative new SaaS based carbon footprinting service.
Uniquely, CO2High’s service works by using network discovery technology combined with a database of device energy consumption rates to provide a quick and accurate way of determining the energy use and carbon footprint of large IT estates. Traditionally such a footprint would typically have been estimated using extrapolated averages from a manual audit. The problem with such traditional estimates is that they can be inaccurate and, being a consultative process, take a long time. With this new service companies simply initiate the measuring process from their web browser. When the estate is fully discovered, the service delivers a PDF report. This shows various views of energy consumption and provides recommendations for replacing energy inefficient devices.
"This technology is a leap forward in better carbon management," says Tim Gibbs, CEO of CO2High. “In typical office environments 15-30% of energy costs are spent just keeping IT alive so there’s a huge environmental gain available if IT can be better managed. Many organisations struggle to track what equipment they have, let alone determine what impact it has on the environment and their energy bill. Our approach provides clarity by detecting all networked devices and can even work out footprints down to a device level.”
CO2High’s CIO Christine Headford adds “We’re delighted with the results of this new approach and pleased that the service has already been adopted by a major UK university even before its launch. Companies are increasingly scrutinising energy spends and clearly there’s a need for better footprinting.”