ABA Banking Journal - December 2013 - (Page 10)

bank notes Big bank with a small "footprint" A BNY Mellon data center was the second center ever to earn Energy Star Buildings designation in 2010. 10 | ABA BANKING JOURNAL | December 2013 Measuring the effects of a business sustainability program can be difficult, but BnY Mellon has managed to put a number on one part of its efforts to reduce its energy "footprint." savings of $17.8 million (January 2007-august 2013) is solely attributed to the bank's Power usage effectiveness (Pue) program. Pue is a data center efficiency metric that equals total power usage of a data center divided by the power used to run the it infrastructure. efficiency improves as Pue decreases toward one, and the bank brought the average of its three data centers from 2.9 down to 1.63 in its best month. under Pue, BnY Mellon's data center managers shared best practices, spoke with equipment makers, and talked with their it group about planned, future equipment purchases to come up with energy efficient upgrades. these varied according to data center, but included installing variable-speed drives on server fan systems and increasing the supply-air temperature to the servers from 72 to 78 degrees. these improvements are partly the result of an initiative to generate ideas from the bottom up that enhance sustainability at BnY Mellon's Photo: shutterstock.coM BNY Mellon sees the results of its energy efficient focus http://www.SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ABA Banking Journal - December 2013

Chairman's View
Editor's Column
Bank Notes
Picture This
Is wealth management a good fit?
Tech Topic
What's Ahead?
New diversity standards cover workplace and suppliers
Compliance Inbox
ABA At Your Service
Legal Issues
First Person

ABA Banking Journal - December 2013

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