Hewlett-Packard announced plans Wednesday to advance technologies to slash power use in data centers, while building software and an open online community to support manufacturers seeking more sustainable consumer products.
The efforts reveal the company's five-year strategy for the sustainability arm of its HP Labs, revamped in March.
HP would not disclose the budget for the efforts, but said in 2007 it invested $3.6 billion in research and development.
New research includes the Sustainable Data Center project, established to reduce the carbon footprint of building, operating, and dismantling data centers by 75 percent.
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