House technology wins award for efforts to consolidate computing, save money

“I'm most proud of the fact that our spirit of innovation has not only saved energy, but also taxpayer dollars.”

The CAO’s introduction of the new servers came as the House was quickly approaching an electrical overload several years ago as the electronic and technological needs of lawmakers continued to increase.

“They are saving the taxpayers $2,000 a day,” said Ken Brill, Uptime’s founder, according to a press release issued by the CAO.

Other finalists to receive the Uptime Institute’s awards in other categories this year were Microsoft, Yahoo!, eBay, Hewlett Packard and Verizon Wireless.