John Pflueger, Ph.D., is Dell's Principal Environmental Strategist. In this role, John is responsible for driving Dell's strategy on issues around Environmental Sustainability – including Energy, GHG Emissions, Materials of Concern, Material Use/Recovery/Reuse, and Water. Prior to this role, John was Dell's subject matter expert on data center energy efficiency and managed initiatives to help customers improve the productivity of their computer systems and facilities. Since graduating from MIT in 1991 with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, John has spent nineteen years in manufacturing engineering, product development, product marketing and product management roles in the high-tech industry. John currently serves as a director for The Green Grid and as a participant in The Green Grid’s Technical Committee.

Guiding the Next Generation of Engineers

This week and weekend (July 28-30) are a big deal for me, for my family, for hundreds of schools and potentially thousands or tens of thousands of students throughout the state of Texas. Back in 2007, a friend asked if I knew of a robotics club for our kids, then … READ MORE

John Pflueger July 27, 2016

What We Learned When We Studied Work-From-Home

“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” Dr. Emmett Brown’s words are certainly inspiring. Perhaps immortal in some sense. I’d like to say they applied to our Legacy of Good goals. But they don’t. At least not yet. When we announced our Legacy of Good plan in October of … READ MORE

John Pflueger July 14, 2016

Why the Climate Talks in Paris Matter to Dell

Right now, the world’s nations are gathered in Paris to hopefully hammer out the last details of a climate accord. They do so with a tremendous amount of support from the business community. That support is significant because there is a perception that businesses – American corporations in particular – … READ MORE

John Pflueger December 4, 2015

How IoT Supports Sustainability

This week Dell launched its first Internet of Things (IoT) Lab in Europe as well as attended IoT Expo Dubai in the Middle East. A key opportunity for IoT technologies in both of these regions is sustainability – the ability to use without being completely used up or destroyed. Dell … READ MORE

John Pflueger June 11, 2015

Supporting youth through the FIRST World Robotics Championships

Last week, tens of thousands of students, mentors, parents and volunteers representing more than 600 teams in four robotics competitions gathered in St. Louis for the 2012 FIRST World Robotics Championships. These events closed out FIRST’s 2011-2012 season in a festival of enthusiasm for science and technology. Dell was proud … READ MORE

John Pflueger May 4, 2012

Dell Updates Sustainability Goals

When Dell published its 2011 Corporate Responsibility report this past September we noted that we were updating our environmental strategy. We are pleased to report our progress. During the review of our goals and metrics, three themes emerged: Dell must provide deeper detail about its energy consumption and emissions generation … READ MORE

John Pflueger November 17, 2011
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