Nortel announced the release their Energy Efficiency Calculator online last week.
The tool is available for anyone to use after a quick registration (name, email and country) and uses best guestimates to give figures for energy spend.
The data are highly customisable, you can vary country, energy costs, company setup (network, no. of employees, etc.). It outputs costs to run the network infrastructure, kWh consumed, MBTUs generated and CO2 emissions.
This is an extension of the “Cisco Energy Tax” campaign which Nortel have been running very successfully now for some time.
It would be nice to see easy totals calculated for the outputs (possibly they are there but I didn’t see them) and it would be far nicer if it were not coded in Flash!
Having said that, this is a neat tool and reinforces the connection for companies between saving costs and lowering CO2 emissions.
Now Cisco, where is your rebuttal?
See the video below for more:
[Disclosure: Nortel are a GreenMonk client]