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Letter from the President

As this year draws to a close, the Board of Directors thanks our active members for their generous contributions to the dynamic development community of The Green Grid Association. The Green Grid is driven by volunteers like you, and so we are abundantly aware that our success is not possible without your time, talent and creativity.

2015 was a year of positive growth as we delivered more content than any year in our history and strengthened our position as a leading global voice in driving accountable, effective, resource-efficient, end-to-end information and communications technology (ICT) ecosystems.

This year, we updated the Data Center Maturity Model, released guidance around a number of metrics and government initiatives, defined data center archetypes, launched a close examination of liquid cooling and produced additional content that is tailored to our members’ operating regions. The execution of our expansion objectives across the globe continues. A formal presence has been established in China. Our EMEA team is on track to address the needs of our members in Europe. Other prospects will be reviewed in 2016.

With all The Green Grid has accomplished in 2015, I’m even more excited about the prospect for a fruitful and productive 2016. For us, that starts with our global event, The Green Grid Forum. On March 8-9 in Seattle, Forum 2016 will bring together the ICT industry’s foremost thought leaders on resource efficiency to discuss the economics of sustainable IT.

Forum will share more than 20 sessions with members of The Green Grid and other interested practitioners, executives and policy makers that address immediate industry needs while preparing for the future. Won’t you join us?

Forum 2016 will provide you with opportunities to:
  • Learn how your company can holistically improve IT resource efficiency
  • Gain insight into strategies, best practices and tools for best-in-class management of sustainable data centers
  • Network with IT experts, data center owners/operators and industry representatives from across the global ICT industry
Registration for Forum is now open. Sign up today to take advantage of great early-bird and lodging rates.

I look forward to seeing you in Seattle.

Happy holidays,
Roger Tipley


EMEA: New Research Into Challenges of Resource Efficiency

The Green Grid team in EMEA has been analyzing its research of 150 IT decision makers from the United Kingdom, Germany and France to understand priorities and challenges in improving data center resource efficiency and achieving sustainability objectives. The findings highlight that 43 percent of end-users have no energy efficiency targets in place, but 97 percent see areas for improvement to their data center monitoring capabilities.
Read more >

2016 Work Group and Committee Leaders Elected

Chairs have been chosen to lead global committees, and standing and regional work groups for the 2016 term.
Read more >

The Green Grid to Expand Its Board of Directors

To enhance its ability to drive effective and accountable resource efficiency, The Green Grid plans to expand its Board of Directors in 2016. Interested member companies should consider this opportunity to provide governance for the organization and expand their influence as industry leaders.
Contact us to learn more >



The Green Grid Issues Statement in Support of COP21 Goals

On behalf of its nearly 200 member companies, The Green Grid confirmed its general support for the recently concluded U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP21) negotiations, outlining the association’s endorsement of continued improvement in carbon reduction and resource efficiency.
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TGG Singapore Work Group Gains Momentum

TGG Singapore Work Group is in a very enterprising phase underpinned by a dedicated steering committee that includes board and contributing members. In late Q3 and into Q4, the group gained demonstrable momentum from its participation in high-profile events.
Read the recap >



New Work Groups are forming to address areas of strategic interest to The Green Grid’s member companies. Participate now in the development of new metrics, white papers and other deliverables that will shape the future of resource-efficient IT.

PUE Revised Work Group
Members: Join the group here >

Power Supply Ride Through
Members: Join the group here >

Analysis of the Server Efficiency Rating Tool
White Paper — For Members Only

In its latest white paper, The Green Grid evaluates the strengths and limitations of the Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT) for assessing the energy efficiency of server products and provides recommendations for the use of the SERT in mandatory and voluntary server energy efficiency schemas.
Download the white paper >

Members: Know the Antitrust Guidelines

Activities are subject to strict compliance with The Green Grid Association’s antitrust guidelines, and each individual participant is responsible for complying with the guidelines.
Review the guidelines >

FORUM 2016

Registration Is Now Open!
Join practitioners, C-level executives and government policymakers in industry-leading conversations that shape effective, accountable ICT ecosystems.
Register now >

Exclusive Underwriting Opportunities
The Green Grid is accepting underwriters for a variety of opportunities at Forum 2016. Underwriters actively demonstrate their participation in the organization and help to ensure Forum’s success.
Download the opportunities guide >



Key Contributor Award
The Green Grid recognizes Lance Rütimann, Senior Manager Industry Affairs, at Siemens, and Bill Kosik, most recently a distinguished technologist at HPE, with Key Contributor Awards for the significant contributions they have made in advancing the work of The Green Grid in Q2 and Q3 2015, respectively.

Nominations are now being accepted for Q4 2015. Download a nomination form and submit it to

Recognition of Contribution
To acknowledge the time and effort its members put into furthering the mission of the organization, The Green Grid now presents Recognition of Contribution awards to all members who actively contribute to the completion of a work item.
See the recipients >

Hugh Barrass Award
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 industry and the spirit of The Green Grid. Nominations for the 2015 award are currently being accepted. Download an application form and submit it to



Should You Sign? Examining the White House American Business Act on Climate Pledge
The White House Office of Public Engagement and The Green Grid team up for an in-depth look at COP21 and the White House American Business Act on Climate Pledge.
Watch now >

EN 50600: Building the Data Centers of the Future
The Green Grid’s Lance Rütimann examines EN 50600, the new European Standard that will impact how data centers are designed, built and managed in the future.
Watch now >

Members-Only Webcast: The ‘Nuts & Bolts’ of The Green Grid
View this practical guide to getting things done in TGG development by empowering participants to better navigate, engage and lead within the organization.
Watch now >



The Green Grid Japan Members Meeting 2015
56 participants from 20 member companies attended the 7th annual members meeting in Tokyo to share ideas and discuss the latest on energy and resource efficiency around data centers, including how an environmental program can help bring success.
Learn more >

Liquid Cooling Work Group Workshop
The Liquid Cooling Work Group and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosted a day-long workshop on liquid cooling technology, including an update on the work group’s activity and a tour of NREL’s facility with liquid cooling implementations currently in use.
Learn more >

Data Center Tour in Japan
29 participants from 16 different member companies toured the NTT Communications TK6 Data Center in November. The Green Grid Japan team organizes tours each year to visit top-notch, energy-efficient data centers in Japan or in the U.S. This visit was their fourth tour held this year.
Learn more >

Global Technical Committee Summit
Attending members influenced The Green Grid’s work on key projects, such as liquid cooling technology, the Data Center Maturity Model, data center automation with a DCIM system, a modern assessment of the ITIC/CBEMA curve and more.
GTC members: Download material here >


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