The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Uptime Institute, Santa Fe, N.M., recently recognized technology companies, leading insurance agencies, universities, and individual corporations for their steps toward improved energy efficiency in data centers. These awards are specifically for data center facility and joint facility/IT energy-use improvements. The winners were chosen based on the extent to which the improvements made an original contribution to IT or data center efficiency, how easily the reported lessons learned could be replicated in other businesses, the ambitiousness of the project, and the impact on the organization converted into dollars and/or carbon footprint reduction.

For a full list of award winners, please visit the Uptime Institute Web site.