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Letter From a Board Member

Dear fellow TGG members,

As a global organization, The Green Grid focuses on a primary mission that spans geographic boundaries: to drive effective and accountable resource efficiency across the entire information and communications technology (ICT) ecosystem. Achieving this mission requires diverse leadership to drive our thinking and our initiatives, so we understand the value of leveraging expertise and input from companies throughout the ICT industry.

New voices, new ideas, new program areas – this is how we drive innovation, and this is how The Green Grid remains on the cutting edge of ICT development.

To ensure as broad an array of voices from our member companies as possible, the Board of Directors recently approved the formation of a Membership Committee. The Membership Committee’s purpose is to attract and retain members worldwide. These member companies will implement the continued leadership in data center efficiency and sustainability set by The Green Grid’s Program Committee.

As head of the Membership Committee, I would like to invite you to join our efforts. We are currently seeking a mix of participants from each member level, geography, and industry sector to develop and implement its inaugural initiatives.

If you have ideas on how to increase membership, leads on prospective members, or would like to make a difference in our membership by engaging with the Committee, we would welcome your participation. I encourage you to join the Membership Committee to become actively involved in this exciting venture.

Get involved today!

Best regards,
Chris Molloy


Earn a 10 Percent Credit Toward Your Next Renewal When You Refer a New Member

The Green Grid is now offering existing members a 10 percent referral credit for recruiting new members that join at the associate level or higher. The credit will be applied to the existing member’s next renewal invoice, with the total credit amount not to exceed the existing member’s own dues tier for a membership period.
Read more >

The Green Grid Welcomes Siemens to its Board of Directors

The Green Grid is proud to announce the addition of a new member company to its board of directors, welcoming Siemens to the consortium’s governing body. The addition of Siemens brings board-level representation to a total of 9 companies. The Green Grid’s board of directors sets the strategic direction for the organization.



The Green Grid’s Annual Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) Maintenance Work Group is preparing to release DCMM maintenance updates, including a review of best practices and resources for conducting an assessment. The DCMM Work Group will also release plans for ongoing updates and development, including an upcoming survey on DCMM.
Look for updates on the annual DCMM Maintenance
Work Group >

Free Power Quality
White Paper – For Members Only

Learn about the feasibility of using available power to minimize the number of power conversion stages in the data center power infrastructure to achieve maximum efficiency while still maintaining required availability.
Download the Free Power Quality white paper >


Enhanced Resource Efficiency: The Green Grid Updates the Data Center Maturity Model
June 30, 2015 at 6:00 a.m. EDT and 10:00 a.m. EDT
Join The Green Grid’s Christophe Garnier as he takes an in-depth look at the Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) and its forthcoming updates.
Register today! >

The Green Grid Japan Forum 2015
July 16, 2015 at 13:00 JT
Happo-en, Tokyo
The 7th annual The Green Grid Japan Forum will be held on July 16, 2015 at the Happo-en in Tokyo. The event is open to both members of The Green Grid and non-members. Public registration is now open.
Register today! >



Dr. Takao Shiino, counselor, Nomura Research Institute

Dr. Takao Shiino has represented The Green Grid for seven years, serving both as Chair for the Japan Liaison Work Group and as a TGG Alliance Manager for the ASP SaaS Industry Consortium (ASPIC), the Green IT Promotion Council (GIPC), and the Japan Data Center Council (JDCC).

Under Dr. Shiino’s leadership, TGG Japan has grown to include 16 Japan-based member companies and three individuals contributing to TGG efforts. TGG’s Japan team has organized and held a total of 31 events during Dr. Shiino’s involvement, ranging from member meetings and workshops, to data center tours to the annual Japan Forum. In addition, Dr. Shiino has been a speaker and active participant at numerous TGG events.

Dr. Shiino has been with Nomura Research Institute (NRI) for nearly 30 years, engaging in research and consulting projects for both government organizations and private companies. He assumed his present post as Counselor of NRI in 2007, after roles that included General Manager of NRI’s Information & Service Industry Consulting Department, a Member of its Board of Directors, Director in Charge of the Research & Consulting Division, and Corporate Senior Vice President.

The Green Grid Board of Directors warmly salutes Dr. Takao Shiino for his contributions and extends its sincerest wishes that he enjoy a fulfilling and productive retirement.

The Green Grid’s Key Contributor Award recognizes individual participants who have made significant contributions in advancing the work of The Green Grid. Nominations are now being accepted for Q2 2015.

Download a nomination form here, and submit to



Nominations for the 2015 Hugh Barrass Award are currently being accepted. The Hugh Barrass Award is bestowed on a member of The Green Grid, or a member of the broader ICT community, who best represents the contributions of Hugh Barrass to the ICT industry and the spirit of The Green Grid.

To nominate someone for the Hugh Barrass Award, download an application form here. Submit the application form to Nominations for the 2015 award are currently being accepted.


The Liquid Cooling Work Group is seeking members of The Green Grid to participate in a pair of white papers – one that describes the currently available and emerging liquid cooling technologies, and one on IT design enabling liquid cooling for multiple refresh cycles. The TCO Modeling for Liquid Cooled Data Centers group is also seeking TGG members to participate in the preparation of a qualitative report on TCO modeling for liquid cooled data centers and a subsequent calculator tool to be used in the analysis of liquid cooled technologies in varying data center environments.

Currently Available and Emerging Liquid Technologies (White Paper)
Members join here >

IT Design Enabling Liquid Cooling for Multiple Refresh Cycles (White Paper)
Members join here >

TCO Modeling for Liquid
Cooled Data Centers (Qualitative Report)

Members join here >


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