HP today announced it was selected as a winner of a prestigious 2010 Green Enterprise IT Award, presented by the Uptime Institute.
Green Enterprise IT Awards showcase organizations pioneering energy-efficiency improvements in their IT and data center operations or providing technology that can significantly reduce energy consumption.
HP was recognized as the winner in the Data Center Design category for its Wynyard facility in the United Kingdom. Commissioned in September 2009, the data center uses a large quantity of fresh air supplied by fans through high-efficiency filters to reduce the energy required for cooling. The building features an energy-efficient and sustainable design that incorporates recycled materials as well as harvested rainwater.
"HP has a distinguished history of improving data center energy efficiency and providing stewardship of the environment," said Ed Kettler, an HP Fellow and strategist in the Green IT organization at HP. "We are honored that the Uptime Institute has recognized HP for the design excellence that can be found throughout the Wynyard facility."
The Green Enterprise IT Awards Ceremony was a part of the fifth annual Uptime Institute Symposium being held in New York through May 19. The Uptime Institute's 2010 awards were co-sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Applications for the awards were evaluated by an independent panel of expert judges selected by the Institute.