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Company Overview of The Green Grid

Company Overview

The Green Grid develops and promotes resource efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. The company engages in data collection and analysis, assessment of emerging technologies, and devising best practices for data center operators. It creates metrics and measurements for executives and end-users to determine the efficiency of their specific data centers. The company also provides a set of definitions and tools for data center managers to determine and compare their operational efficiency. It serves end-users, technology providers, and governments worldwide. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Beaverton, Oregon. It also has presence in China.

3855 SW 153rd Drive

Beaverton, OR 97006

United States

Founded in 2007





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The Green Grid Key Developments

The Green Grid Introduces Metric to Help Organizations Measure the Responsible Disposition of Decommissioned ICT Assets

The Green Grid has launched a new metric to help organizations measure how their electronic equipment is managed once it reaches end-of-current-use. The Electronics Disposal Efficiency (EDE) metric is the first universal metric launched by The Green Grid to help end-users of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) measure their success in the responsible management of outdated equipment. EDE is a simple metric that helps organizations calculate and measure their progress in improving equipment disposal processes over time. Discarded Electronics and Electrical Equipment (EEE) entering the waste stream is known globally as e-waste or Waste Electronics and Electrical Equipment (WEEE). Examples of WEEE include computers, TVs, mobile devices, home entertainment products, toys and even goods such as refrigerators and stoves. The definition and monitoring of WEEE worldwide has evolved over the last decade, which has prompted The Green Grid to identify the need to combine the expertise of other organizations who define standards and requirements for e-waste management with its own members' knowledge and understanding of the e-waste management challenges facing the ICT community. The result is the creation of a metric that quantifies how well a corporate consumer of ICT EEE responsibly manages e-waste. The Green Grid's EDE metric is defined by calculating the percentage, based on unit or product weight, of decommissioned IT EEE at its EOCU (end-of-current-use) or EOL (end-of-life) that is disposed of through known responsible entities. The Green Grid intends for the EDE metric to be used as a way for organizations to measure themselves and improve over time, rather than act as a score to be compared with other entities. To help define EDE, The Green Grid tapped into its extensive knowledge of IT resource efficiency and sustainability experts, and also enlisted the help of several other organizations, including the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative, hosted by the United Nation's academic arm, the United Nations University. The result of the collaboration is a best practice designed to help organizations identify what they are disposing of and understand where the waste streams are going.

The Green Grid Appoints Mark Schiller as Executive Director, Effective November 2, 2012

The Green Grid announced that Mark Schiller has been named executive director, effective November 2, 2012. Schiller brings over 30 years of experience in the IT industry and a decade of trade association and standards leadership experience to The Green Grid. In his role as executive director, Schiller will coordinate global activities and champion The Green Grid's mission to advance energy efficiency in data centers and the broader business computing ecosystem. In prior roles, Schiller has contributed to several areas within the IT industry, including servers, storage, security, operating systems, web services and telecommunications. He has co-founded and served in various executive and corporate-representation leadership roles for several IT trade association and standards efforts, including the Trusted Computing Group. Additionally, he brings significant experience in private-public sector collaboration in standards and IT policy, both in the U.S. and internationally. Schiller will succeed Mark Monroe who served as executive director from January 2011 through August 2012, helping guide The Green Grid as it expanded its focus and deliverables to address growing industry trends towards the sustainability and resource efficiency of IT.

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