Rajesh Nair, founder and CTO of Degree Controls, Inc., a Milford, New Hampshire manufacturer of thermal and sensing products for the electronics industry, has been named to the Board of Advisors of the Green IT Council. The Green IT Council is a non-profit community of industry leaders working together to create standards in Green computing.

The purpose of the Green IT Council is as follows:
  • Educate: To educate IT professionals, managers, and government on the need for and advantages of eco-friendly technology.
  • Standardize: The council works with leading experts to determine a standard for Eco-friendly technology, and its true environmental impact.
  • Promote: Recognize and award companies showing a forward thinking view of technology and its environmental impact.
Green computing, or green IT, refers to environmentally sustainable and energy efficient computing. Green computing is defined as the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems such as monitors, printers, storage devices, and networking and communications systems efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact on the environment.

“I am proud to be selected for the Board of Advisors of the Green IT Council. Degree Controls is actively involved in Green computing and consider energy efficiency and sustainability key core competencies in our data center cooling solutions. In fact, the AdaptivCOOL division was awarded the Green IT Award for Savings in IT-related Energy Consumption by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) through its business partner, Yamatake Corp.” said Nair.