DURABILIT B.V., asupplier of "CO2-neutral" IT solutions and refurbished hardware, has been nominated for the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards 2012.
The awards are an initiative started by the European Commission in 2005 and highlight the most outstanding and innovative European projects in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
DURABILIT has been nominated in the category "Consuming" for its green and CO2 neutral IT solutions and Greener Network Calculator, which DURABILIT developed together with Prof. Dr. Ir. Harold Krikke of the Open University in the Netherlands. The DURABILIT Greener Network Calculator enables customers to determine the total CO2 reduction that can be achieved when re-using products like IT hardware instead of buying new hardware. Possible reductions in CO2 emissions range from 35-90%. Apart from a reduction in CO2 emissions, the use of refurbished network hardware also helps to dramatically reduce costs (TCO) by 30-90%, all this while being of the same quality as new equipment.
"The fact that we have been nominated for such a prestigious European award is proof that our research, knowledge and CO2 neutral IT solutions is seen as relevant by the European Commission and the industry," says Korfmacher. DURABILIT has been promoting the implementation of green IT solutions, IT Asset Management and use of used routers and switches since it was founded in 2005. As such, DURABILIT also acts as a CO2 Advisor to its customers.
The winners will be announced on 19 June 2012 at the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards Ceremony, during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). The EUSEW conference is expected to attract at least 4000 participants from 50+ countries and to have more than 500 hosting events across 30+ countries. The EUSEW is the core activity of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign.