Today, the Dell ReGeneration team is celebrating a new and important milestone in our commitment to become the ‘greenest' technology company on the planet. A few minutes ago, Dell became the first in the industry to achieve 80 PLUS Gold-certification for a server power supply, a testament to our commitment to achieve environmental savings for the planet, drive unprecedented cost savings for customers and challenge our competition to join us in reaching for the highest possible standards. Energy efficiency, free recycling for consumers, carbon neutrality and customer partnerships are a few of the core fundamentals that every green company must embrace as we all work toward a low-carbon economy.
The 80 PLUS certification enables our customers to compare and contrast power supplies based on criteria from Energy Star and the Climate Savers Computing initiative. Our new 80 PLUS Gold power supply meets July 2009 Climate Savers targets for servers more than a year ahead of schedule, which require 92 percent minimum efficiency for the power supply unit at 50 percent of rated output. Earlier this month, we became the first Tier-1 computer manufacturer to achieve 80 PLUS Silver-certification for our client desktops. The 80 PLUS Silver certification is up to 8 percent more efficient than what is required to meet Energy Star 4.0, up to 3 percent more efficient than the Energy Star 5.0 draft and also meets the July 2009 PC requirements outlined by Climate Savers.
Stay tuned for more updates on our commitment to become the greenest technology company on the planet. Share your thoughts and ideas and join the conversation on how we can all save the planet together. We're working hard with our suppliers, partners and employees to become carbon neutral by the end of 2008 and will be sure to keep you posted. If the frequent ‘green' updates on the pages of this blog are any indication, we have a number of projects in the works that will continue to drive savings for customers, encourage our competitors to make similar improvements and bring us all closer to achieving a green future. Our customers and shared environment deserve no less.
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This is going to be how the planet gets "healthy". Energy is a finite
resource. When companies as large as Dell point that out and show other
companies and partners how saving energy is good for the "bottom line"
they will change. Some people will say "Too little to late", but I
prefer "Better late than never!"