Total Cost of the Environment (TCE)

Total Cost of the Environment (TCE)
Product Code: ANLS-TCE-01
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There are basic deliverables that are always present in the output from this service. This foundation can be seen below:

  • Comparative of the current pattern of resource production with alternate supply mechanisms
  • List of identified opportunities for cost savings and resource demand reduction for the following factors as appropriate:
    • Geophysical Factors and Ambient Environment
    • Physical Plant and Ecosystem Definition
    • Atmospheric Supplementation
    • Heating
    • Cooling
  • Carbon Footprint Impact
  • Comparative net impact of the computing environment (NICE®)
  • Possible optimizations for overall cost to the environment
  • Performance Model Verification (PMV) for the selected optimizations, if requested by client
    • Validates the success of the project Predictive Performance Model (PPM)
    • Examines the closeness of implementation decisions to the PPM assumptions and volumetrics
    • Articulates overall success of the implementation

Additional deliverables may be added to the output, based on the findings of the specific analysis.

As environmental costs become more significant, it is important to understand the overall contribution that any portion of the organization makes to that cost structure. IT is an area that figures strongly in this understanding. The primary cost of the organizational ecosystem stems from its balance of energy demand and possible alleviation strategies. SIL's Total Cost of the Environment (TCE) analysis compares the pattern of resource production with alternate supply mechanisms, and can be used to identify opportunities for cost savings and resource demand reduction. Some of the factors considered in this analysis are:

  • Geophysical Factors and Ambient Environment
  • Physical Plant and Ecosystem Definition
  • Atmospheric Supplementation
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Carbon Footprint Impact
  • Comparative net impact of the computing environment (NICE®)
  • Possible optimizations for overall cost to the environment

SIL's clients have seen reductions in the TCE by factors as large as 37.3%. The switch from extensive adverse environmental impact to a greatly reduced eco-footprint is a valid option for further investigation by any responsible organization.

Engagement Model
Data CollectionFTP and email
Update FrequencySingle
Project Form
ExecutionSingle execution
Output Form
Size Range15-45 pages
MediaElectronic, limited hardcopy
Level of DetailCompany and situation specific
Timing and Schedule
Client Time Contribution<10 total hours for data collection
Project Length2-4 weeks
Presentation
Delivery MechanismRemote meeting with screen display
Financial
Contract FormFixed bid
Payment ScheduleDeposit and completion