BNY Mellon: Using Energy Intelligently

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BNY Mellon: Using Energy Intelligently

Energy, Waste and Recycling Management at BNY Mellon

Energy, Waste and Recycling Management at BNY Mellon

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BNY Mellon is both an investments company and a technology company, with digital infrastructure and data management central to our business. Powering our operations and data centers requires energy, which we try to use as efficiently and intelligently as possible.

Data centers consume large amounts of energy. In 2013, our data centers accounted for roughly 40 percent of the total energy consumed at our global properties and produced roughly 25 percent of our total carbon emissions (including facility and travel emissions). As our business services expand, our need for data storage grows. Through our Enterprise Data Center Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) program, launched in 2006, we pursue efficiency measures to conserve energy. Recent initiatives have included airflow management improvements, optimization of control systems, and improvements to building envelopes and associated ancillary systems.

Through 2013, the program saved nearly 257 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, equivalent to almost 27 million gallons of gasoline. Our electricity cost savings total close to $19 million since 2007.

PUE is calculated by dividing the amount of power entering a data center by the power used to run the computer infrastructure within it. Overall efficiency improves as the PUE score decreases.

Learn more on our website and in our 2013 Annual CSR Report.

Keywords: Environment | CSR Reports | Energy | Energy Efficiency | Innovation & Technology | Research, Reports & Publications | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

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