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Aligned Energy Opens 62MW Data Center

Aligned Energy opens 51-acre facility in Phoenix Datacenter Dynamics, May 5, 2017 Green energy investment and holding company Aligned Energy has opened a colocation facility at 2500W Union Hills in Phoenix, Arizona. The 550,000 sq ft (51,000 sq m) facility uses a patented heat recovery system, Intertech, to improve efficiency. Aligned with the times  The data […]

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Performance-Based Energy Standards for Data Centers

Data Centers: Energy Efficiency and Maintenance ASHRAE, September 13, 2016 A newly published energy standard for data centers features a performance-based approach that is more flexible and accommodating of innovative changes that rapidly occur in design, construction and operations in that industry. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.4-2016, Energy Standard for Data Centers, establishes the minimum energy-efficiency requirements […]

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5 Data Center Energy Saving Tips

Amanda Gasse for Zondits, August 10, 2015. Image credit: Tom Raftery Server rooms are energy hogs. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that data centers consume 2% of our national electricity use, at 100 billion kilowatt-hours a year. That number continues to rise as storage requirements and demands continue to increase, cloud computing progresses, and […]

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Flexible, Scalable, Energy-Saving Options for Data Centers

Data Center Efficiency: 40% Improvement Through Best Practices The Data Center Journal, August 4, 2015. Image credit: blickpixel Indirect/direct evaporative cooling systems, which can harness cooler outside air to support indoor cooling, are proven to reduce power consumption compared with traditional air conditioning (including last-generation computer room air conditioning units, or CRACs). The system’s digital controls, […]