CLEVELAND, OH-GE Consumer & Industrial has joined The Green Grid, a global consortium of more than 80 high–tech equipment companies, including AMD, APC, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Rackable Systems, SprayCool, Sun Microsystems, and Vmware. GE will work closely with other members of The Green Grid to develop meaningful operating standards, metrics and technologies to improve the energy efficiency and performance of data centers and computing ecosystems.