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Lenovo is involved in other energy efficiency protocols and regulations. This includes the U.S. DOE Appliance and Equipment Standards, California Appliance Efficiency Program requirements, Mexico Energy Law, Australia MEPS, China CEC standards, and EU Ecodesign (ErP) requirements.
In China, Lenovo heads the development of the China Energy Efficiency Standard for PCs and the China Green PC Standard. We are also very active in numerous energy efficiency work groups, associations, and initiatives, including the Visual China Energy Efficiency Standard update, the China Environmental Labeling Program, the Energy Saving Work Association of the Chinese Institute of Electronics, and the China Energy Conservation Program. As a result of all these initiatives, Lenovo has introduced many innovative features to improve product energy efficiency.
| “Lenovo Settings” app in Windows — Provides power management features for the user (i.e., Connected Standby)
|| The “New Customer WebUI” app [ThinkServer management model] — Provides power management features for the user
| Adaptive Thermal Management — Adjusts system power and fan speeds based on ambient levels
|| Supports remote deployment of power schemes and global settings — Allows administrators the ability to control and enforce energy savings company-wide
| Active Directory and LANDesk® — Supports remote deployment of power schemes and global settings to allow administrators the ability to control and enforce ThinkPad® energy savings company-wide
|| [ThinkServer management model]Lenovo ASHRAE Management — Adjusts processor and fan speeds based on ambient levels
| Lenovo EasyResume — Gives quick recovery from computer lid close, balancing low power state by suppressing CPU usage at lid close
|| Rack Planner — Helps users better plan for rack efficiency by increasing rack density and calculating power consumption based on specific configurations
| Intelligent Cooling – Balances thermal performance to adjust settings to provide a cooler surface for comfort while optimizing product energy performance
|| Smart Grid - Helps users monitor and manage the power consumption and temperature of ThinkServers with Intel Node Manager. Smart Grid can save power, increase rack density and avoid data center hotspots
| Energy Saving Power Supply Unit - When the system detects the power loading is low, PSU turns off the internal fan to save energy consumption.
|| PSU smart-on - When the system detects that the power loading is low in redundant PSU configuration, it can transfer the loading from 2 PSU to 1 PSU to get higher power efficiency and save power
Diagnostics - Capabilities and Easy OS installation (LEPT) embedded
80 PLUS Titanium™ server power supplies or PSUs [available for select System x servers] - 80 PLUS Titanium™ server power supplies or PSUs [available for select System x servers]
Liquid cooling solutions - Can reduce the facility demands for data center chillers, resulting in facility infrastructure savings
Lenovo Efficiency Mode™ (LEM) - Works in cooperation with the operating system to fine tune the operating efficiency of the server. LEM can boost performance per watt efficiency by up to 11 percent compared to a server that is not using LEM
Intelligently managing power consumption - Unused devices embedded in System x servers are either powered down or placed into very low power state automatically during boot time and/or dynamically at run time. Devices include CPU cores, memory channels and DIMMs, PCI express ports, QPI links, SATA and SAS storage controllers, network controllers, serial ports, USB controllers and voltage regulatory devices (VRDs)
80 Plus Titanium™
In addition, the energy efficiency of the power supply units (PSU) in our desktops, workstations, and servers are all tested independently. Those that have more than 80% energy efficiency at 20%, 50% and 100% of rated load, and a power factor of 0.9 or greater at 100% load, are certified 80 Plus.
Launched in 2004 by Ecos Consulting, the 80 Plus rating has five certificates– Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Titanium. And the higher the award, the more energy-efficient the product. Lenovo certifies internal power supplies to CLEAResult Plug Load Solutions’ 80 Plus Titanium™ program for power supply efficiency with select System X servers.
Click here to see how Lenovo’s 80 Plus certified PSUs compare with other PSUs.