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We here at Sustainable Hosting are keenly tracking the latest Green IT trends in technology and news. We aim to provide a point of referece for making sustainable decisions and becoming more aware of green practices. Follow us on Twitter @SustainableHost

SGI (NASDAQ:SGI), a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, today announced that it will showcase its energy efficient data center products, including CloudRack™ and ICE Cube™ modular data center, as a sponsor at the Gartner Data Center Conference from December 1-4 in Las Vegas, Nev., in booth #46.

Article continue here. [ca.sys-con.com]

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Solar Powered Treehouse Classrooms Unveiled in the UK

Solar Powered Tree House

Recently the Elleray Preparatory School in the UK unveiled an incredible set of tree-top classrooms. Situated in the Lake District National Park, the three green-built class pods stand on stilts connected by a center platform made from recycled materials. Built to have a low impact on the environment while accommodating the school’s expanding student body, the Treehouse School is sure to inspire all the children the walk through its doors.

Sweet pictures continue in the article here. [inhabitat.com]

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Internet Initiative Japan Inc., a provider of Internet access and comprehensive network solutions in Japan, announced recently that it will team with Toshiba Corporation, NLM ECAL Co., Ltd. of the Nippon Light Metal Group, Nohmi Bosai Ltd., and Kawamura Electric Inc. to conduct proof-of-concept testing for building an environmentally-friendly data center for the cloud computing age.

Article continues here [tmcnet.com]

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Ottawa, Canada — Four projects aimed at greening the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in Canada are receiving a $2.4 million boost from Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network (CANARIE).

The largest chunk of CANARIE's funding, $2 million, will go to the GreenStar Network for developing the first internet network with network nodes powered completely by wind and solar energy. The GreenStar Network is an alliance of Canadian IT companies, universities and international partners.

CANARIE is also giving $163,000 to a project by McGill University and University of California-San Diego to design an ultra-efficient data center for high-performance computing applications.

Article continues here [greenbiz.com]

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See first hand the many ways in which a building can become more energy efficient, use fewer natural resources and have minimal impact on the environment.

The Green Jobs Act of 2007 authorizes funding up to $125 million annually for job training in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. Billions of dollars in American Recovery Act and Re-Investment Act cash are tied to projects that use renewable and sustainable technologies. Programs become eligible to apply for grants after they have incorporated green training into their curriculum.

Have you transitioned your training to Green?

When we are discussing Mechanical Systems, Green pertains to: Verification of a systems efficiency, Making America more energy efficient, and New sources of revenue for contractors. Rising energy cost, and making America more energy independent is on everyone's mind. We can accomplish our goals through going green.

What is the Market for Green Jobs? There are currently 8.5 million U.S. jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. This is expected to grow to as many as 40 million by 2030. The industries that will grow the most green jobs are in the construction and service industries.

Energy efficiency has never been so closely tied to economic opportunity. However the National Renewable Energy Lab has identified a shortage of skilled and trained persons as a leading barrier to renewable energy and energy efficiency growth.

Article continues here [altenergymag.com]

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Dallas Creating a Carbon-Neutral Urban Block

Dallas aims to take a vacant inner-city block behind City Hall and transform it into a carbon-neutral, sustainable community.  Urban Re:Vision- Dallas and the Central Dallas Community Development Corp. have chosen a design for the community.  Dubbed “Forwarding Dallas,” the city block aims to run off the grid, reports PegasusNews.  Modeled after a hillside, the site is a series of valleys and hilltops.  The valleys will have planted trees and bushes that transition into more resistant plants as the roofline rises. Atop the roof peaks – or “hills” – will reside solar thermal, photovoltaic and wind energy resources.  The rooftop will also capture rainwater and store it underground for later use.  The project drew hundreds of design entries. The chosen design is a collaboration between Portuguese-based architectural firms Atelier Data and Moov.  The building is to be made of prefabricated materials, with groundbreaking scheduled for 2011.

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As organizations enter 2010, IT administrators will continue struggling to balance between the growth of information and the low IT spending. The last time storage technology kept up with information growth was 2002. However, this time around to keep up, storage administrators will need to start deleting information. The 'delete' mentality will lead to a shift from using backup as the long term storage location. Backup will return to its intended use and recovery while archiving will step in to manage the long term retention and disposition of information. This was one of the storage trends outlined by Symantec's storage trends to watch for in 2010. [CXOtoday.com]

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officialwebhostofgf1Sustainable Hosting is the official webhost of the Green Festival and our team will be out in force at the San Francisco Green Festival, November 13-15 at the Concourse Exhibition Center. Visit www.greenfestivals.org for more information. See you there! Add a comment

Earthsite - integrated website design, development, marketing, and consulting

Sustainable Hosting, LLC has been founded as a joint venture of Earthsite and Holistechnology.  Sustainable Hosting is an environmentally responsible hosting company that is powered by renewable wind energy.

Over the next few months, Sustainable Hosting will be assuming responsibility for Earthsite's and Holistechnology's web hosting operations.  As a result, you can expect:

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  • Membership in a larger community of green and socially responsible businesses and consumers
  • Your website continuing to be powered by renewable energy
  • Improved server up-time and performance
  • Improved customer service and help desk operations
  • Continued access to Earthsite's skilled design team as the preferred web-development partner
  • Your hosting fee benefiting our community and our world: we choose values based venders and suppliers whenever possible, empowering us to empower you

The Sustainable Hosting Team:
Joey Shepp
Bennett Malbon
Allen Williams
River Hume

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