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Industrial Technology, Process

Flash Caching Systems Cost Less & Consume Less Power

7 Sep , 2017  

Making data centers more energy efficient MIT News, August 30, 2017 Most modern websites store data in databases, and since database queries are relatively slow, most sites also maintain so-called cache servers, which list the results of common queries for faster access. A data center for a major web service such as Google or Facebook […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Aligned Energy Opens 62MW Data Center

9 May , 2017  

Aligned Energy

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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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Performance-Based Energy Standards for Data Centers

8 Feb , 2017  

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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Building Technology, HVAC

Data Center Containment Architecture Reduces Cooling Costs

16 May , 2016  

Data center containment and control drives energy efficiency Datacenter Dynamics, May 11, 2016. Image credit: Containment and Control is an element in the strategy to improve the efficiency of data center cooling systems by isolating either the heat produced by IT equipment (hot aisle containment) or the cooling provided to the equipment (cold aisle containment). […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Cold Storage Savings Opportunities in Data Centers

25 Jan , 2016  

cold storage

Rise of the machines Rac Plus, January 6, 2016. Image credit: Dennis van Zuijlekom In June 2015, a study by Jonathan Koomey and Jon Taylor confirmed the view that a great deal of the servers inside the data centres are just consuming electricity, while not being used or accessed in any way. The study concluded that […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

5 Data Center Energy Saving Tips

10 Aug , 2015  

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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Building Technology, HVAC

Flexible, Scalable, Energy-Saving Options for Data Centers

4 Aug , 2015  

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, […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

The Carbon Impact of Using Facebook for 1 Year is Now the Same as a Medium Latte

10 Jul , 2015  

The Newest Addition to the Facebook Data Center Fleet: Fort Worth Facebook Newsroom, July 7, 2015. Image credit: Today we announced that Fort Worth, Texas, will be the home for our next data center. Along with our Altoona, Prineville, Forest City and Lulea data centers, Fort Worth will be one of the cornerstones of the […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

ASHRAE Introduces Minimum Energy Efficiency Requirements for Data Centers

10 Mar , 2015  

ASHRAE

Proposed Energy Standard For Data Centers, Telecommunications Buildings Open For Public Comment ASHRAE, February 20, 2015 A proposed standard from ASHRAE providing requirements for energy use in data centers is open for public input. ASHRAE Standard 90.4P, Energy Standard for Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings, is open for its first public review until March 30, […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Internet Companies Embrace Clean Power

18 Feb , 2015  

It’s arrived: The evolution of clean power & data centers Gigaom, February 18, 2015 The world’s largest internet companies are turning to clean power to run their data centers like never before. This month we saw huge clean power deals from Apple, including big solar projects planned in California and Arizona, and a big wind buy from […]

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