I'd like to offer our clients the option of having a carbon neutral server or hosting account.
Now, the first step to being greener is to install more energy efficient hardware, but, this is debatable as there is carbon footprint to consider from the manufacturing process of the new hardware, so I'll ignore that for now.
Without convincing the data centre to use nothing but wind/solar/tidal power, which isn't an option, I'll have to offset the carbon usage by buying carbon credits.
But firstly, I need to know how much the following server configuration or similar would consume and then I can work out energy usage per year.
Intel DualCore Xeon X3065 2.33Ghz
Figures vary wildly on the internet for average server consumption as there is all sorts to consider such as cooling costs etc.
Does anyone know a fairly accurate figure for consumption?