GE Joins The Green Grid, Shares Environmentally Conscious Practices for Data Centers

CLEVELAND, Ohio  (NYSE: GE)  GE Appliances & Lighting has joined The Green Grid, a global consortium of more than 80 high–tech equipment companies, including AMD, APC, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Rackable Systems, SprayCool, Sun Microsystems and Vmware. GE will work closely with other members of The Green Grid to develop meaningful operating standards, metrics and technologies to improve the energy efficiency and performance of data centers and computing ecosystems. 

"Environmental initiatives are in the fabric of GE," says Timothy Connolly, sales development manager, mission critical team, GE Appliances & Lighting. "We are fully aware of today's challenges in the data center industry. Our membership in The Green Grid demonstrates our commitment to developing more energy–efficient data centers."

GE currently offers a wide range of practical solutions designed to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the overall operational costs of data centers. In 2005, GE launched "ecomaginationsm", a GE initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that help customers and consumers meet pressing environmental challenges.

For more information about GE's involvement with The Green Grid (www.thegreengrid.org. ) or data center services please contact: Timothy.Connolly@ge.com or visit www.geelectrical.com/datacenters.