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    Lean Means Sustainability – Step 4 – Improve

    Monday, June 21st, 2010

    In ear­lier posts I wrote about “Define”, “Mea­sure” and “Analyze” as part of Lean Six Sigma’s DMAIC cycle. The example I used in these previous posts showed that our office is not energy efficient, and we also analyzed where and why. Remember, the most important results of the Analysis phase are well determined problem causes. […]

    Setting Goals Not Methods

    Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

    In a press release today Google is said to lead the charge against tougher energy efficiency standards for data centers. Google? Is this not the company touting green initiatives and trying to not be evil? It is worth to dig a little deeper into this issue. Data centers house tons of heat producing computer equipment, […]

    Red China Turns Green?

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

    China’s communist government announced in its latest 10-year plan a target to produce 15% of the country’s energy demand using “clean” technologies. As China is growing rapidly energy consumption is believed to increase substantially. The major source for electric power is coal, about 65% of electricity comes from coal fired power plants. Hydro provides about […]

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