Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor

Jay's a pragmatist; and a strong advocate of government and private industry cooperation. Since taking his new role at Schneider Electric in December 2011, Jay continues meeting with energy consultants and regulators around the world. Jay was a working member of the IEEE1625 committee. He is active in advocating new, tougher and consistent standards for energy efficiency worldwide. Jay serves a number of industry leadership positions: Chairman of the ENERGY STAR Working Group, Chairman of The Green Grid Liaison Committee, Vice Chair of NEMA 1PE Section, and Chair of JTC1 SC39 Sustainability for and by Information Technology. Jay regularly speaks at industry forums on the topics of energy efficiency, tools for relative performance of the data center, information technology eco-systems, and Lakota wisdom.

Examining the Amazon Plan for Re-using Data Center Waste Water

I have always believed that innovation is a team sport. So I read with interest the recent blog post about how Amazon is planning to use waste heat from a… Read more »

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Beware the Unintended Consequences of Government Regulations around Cyber Security

Some big Internet companies made news recently with the announcement that they are urging President Obama to set limits on government surveillance. While on the face of it this may… Read more »

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Todays Standards are the Regulations of Tomorrow

In my work as Director of Global Standards, Codes and Environment for the Schneider Electric IT Business, I often work with or present testimony to government entities as they come… Read more »

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Congrats to The Green Grid – a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate in Sustainability

Regular readers of this blog may have picked up on the fact that Schneider Electric is a big supporter of The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to promoting resource… Read more »

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Data Center Highlights From The Green Grid Forum 2013

I spent a couple of days last week in Santa Clara, Calif. at The Green Grid Forum 2013, the annual get-together where Green Grid members share their best on the… Read more »


Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency

A pivotal tool of modern business and government is the advanced data center.  You want the data center to be advanced, to have capabilities to deliver all the tools of… Read more »

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Power, Pollution and the Internet: What The Good Data Centers are Doing Today

What a compelling article! IT and specifically data centers are single handedly the cause of waste in energy? The New York Times article titled, “Power, Pollution and the Internet” by… Read more »

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How Schneider Electric Became First to Receive the New Energy Star Rating for UPS Products

On September 5, Schneider Electric made what I consider to be a significant announcement: our Back-UPS and Smart-UPS systems have become the first uninterruptible power supplies to earn Energy Star… Read more »