Cisco - 2008

Emily Reyna | University of Michigan

  • Reyna developed a plan for Cisco to install energy-saving devices that could save $8 million per year.
  • Reyna developed a plan for Cisco to install energy-saving devices that could save $8 million per year.
  • Reyna developed a plan for Cisco to install energy-saving devices that could save $8 million per year.
Year: 
2008
Project Type: 
Data Center
Facility Type: 
Data Center

Goals 

At networking technology giant Cisco Systems, EDF Climate Corps fellow Emily Reyna was brought in to help reduce energy used by the company’s data labs. 

Solutions

Reyna helped develop plans for the installation of Power Distribution Units (PDUs), an energy-saving device for equipment in R&D labs. 

Potential Impact

The equipment recommended by Reyna would save an estimated $8 million per year (with an 18-month payback) and reduce Cisco's greenhouse gas emissions by 3%.

Video: See what Cisco says about its 2008 engagement with EDF Climate Corps.