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IBM Research receives 2009 Chairman's Environmental Award

2009 IBM Chairman's Environmental Award recipient

22 Apr 2010 -- IBM Chairman Samuel J. Palmisano announced today that IBM Research is the recipient of the 2009 Chairman's Environmental Award. IBM established this recognition program in 1991 to encourage leadership and recognize achievement and progress in environmental affairs on the part of IBM's organizations. Similar to the last three years, the 2009 Award program focused on energy conservation and energy efficiency across IBM's operations, products and services.

IBM Chairman Sam Palmisano presents the Award to John Kelly III, Senior VP and Director, Research
(Left to right) IBM Chairman Sam Palmisano presents the 2009 IBM Chairman's Environmental Award trophy to John Kelly III, Senior Vice President and Director of Research.


With eight research centers in six countries around the world, IBM Research develops industry-leading inventions and drives technologies that enable and deliver significant energy efficiency improvements for IBM and its clients. Here are some highlights of the IBM Research innovations and initiatives this award is recognizing:

IBM Research also actively participates in both the GridWise® Alliance and the GridWise Architecture Council.

The Chairman's Environmental Award recipients are selected based on their degree of leadership, results, innovation and integration with regard to their programs and initiatives in the areas of energy conservation and energy efficiency. Performance against these criteria is evaluated against each nominee's opportunity to contribute given its mission and operations. IBM is proud of all the nominees' contributions to furthering the company's leadership in developing and providing solutions that make the company, its clients and the world more energy efficient.