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Serving People, Planet & Profits with Green IT | Oregon Enterprise Architect Event

121 Northwest Everett Street
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



As global risks from climate change mount, organizations seek to conserve resources and take better care of the environment. Sustainability strategies realize corporate values, strengthen brands, attract environmentally conscious customers and employees, reduce resource expenditures and supply risks, and take advantage of government incentives. Green IT practices support sustainability strategies by reducing the use of hazardous materials, maximizing energy and natural resource efficiency, and promoting the use of recyclable and biodegradable materials. They are also essential to making major IT infrastructure investments cost-competitive.

Corban Lester, who develops Green IT projects for Ameresco, an international energy services firm, will introduce the business and technical aspects of IT sustainability, describe several successful initiatives, and take questions from the audience. IT planning, architecture and procurement professionals will learn the basics of envisioning, planning, justifying and evaluating sustainable IT practices.

Corban Lester is a project developer for Ameresco, an international energy services company. Until recently, he was a program development manager for Lockheed Martin. Corban performs data center energy audits and modeling, has led research & development for sustainable IT and data center solutions, and has developed measurement & verification methods for sustainable IT. He is also a vice chairman at The Green Grid Association, an international organization dedicated to advancing resource efficiency in information technology. He has written technical white papers on IT and data center energy efficiency for utilities on behalf of The Green Grid and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and is a sought-after speaker on sustainable IT in the US.

Schedule: Tuesday, September 9, 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. 8:30-9:00: Buffet Breakfast and Networking 9:00-9:30: Welcome, Introductions, and Announcements 9:30-10:30 Presentation with Q&A 10:30-11:00 Additional Networking

Location: NWEA, 121 NW Everett St., Portland, OR 97209 Fee: Free to attend but registration is required

Sponsorships available, please contact [email protected]