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Facebook Mechanical Chiller Avoidance

Posted in carbon-footprint, chiller, datacenter, energy-efficiency, facebook, state-oregon on February 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Facebook responds to Greenpeace regarding carbon footprint of its Oregon data center. …

… “Said differently, if we located the data center most other places, we would need mechanical chillers, use more energy, and be responsible for more overall carbon … ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Facebook

Sea Water Cooled Data Centers Planned

Posted in air-conditioning, chiller, cooling-system, country-mauritius, data-center, hub, sea-water-cooling-system on September 22nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Mauritius is promoting itself as a data center hub and plans to provide a cooling system that takes advantage of cool sea-water as a heat sink. …

… “The Mauritius Eco-Park plans to develop a system to use sea water air conditioning (SWAC) to support data center tenants. ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Mauritius

Chilled Water Data Center Cooling

Posted in chiller, cooling-system, emerson-electric, water on July 11th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Energy Savings Achievement Recognized with Rebate

Posted in air-economizers, carbon-footprint, chiller, cooling-system, design, economizer, electricity-consumption, energy-efficiency, energy-savings, green-data-center, raging-wire on March 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Efficient data center is recognized with rebate
Sacramento Municipal Utility District recognizes RagingWire’s efficiency efforts with a incentive rebate of $150,000. …

… “Some of the efforts include installing waterside economizers, oversized cooling towers, variable speed pumps, and highly efficient chillers. The result of this past year’s efforts alone have created additional energy savings of over 2,000,000 kWh of electricity per year, which equates to reducing 1.6 million pounds of CO2 emissions, or the equivalent of driving a small family car around the Earth over 100 times. These savings are incremental to RagingWire’s already environmentally friendly design. ” …

Via RagingWire: Energy Efficiency Rebate from SMUD

Google Green Data Center Monitoring

Posted in chiller, cooling-system, efficiency, fans, google, green-data-center, hvac-design, initiatives, operations, optimization, optimize, performance, real-time-monitoring on January 30th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data Center performance monitoring
Google uses the Power Usage Effectiveness metric to monitor the performance of its data centers. When it assess variability in its efficiency, Google takes action to remedy the defect. …

… “As we review our real-time efficiency performance we might, for example, notice that one of our data centers is not performing consistently with others of similar size and locale. So we’ll take a closer look at optimizing that facility. Are we using fans to cool spaces that don’t need to be cooled? Is the thermostat at the right set-point? Can we reduce the time the chillers need to run while keeping the machines operational? ” …

Via Google: Clean Energy Initiatives

ADC McClellan Data Center Efficiency

Posted in adc, air-economizers, aisle-configuration, chiller, design, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, load, strategies on January 20th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green data center design by ADC
ADC is building the green McClellan Park data center for the United States Air Force. …

… “By utilizing energy efficiency strategies such as Air Side Economizers, Hot/Cold Isle and Highly Efficient Chiller and Fan systems, ADC uses 25% less overall energy to operate the same Critical Load … ” …

Via Advanced Data Centers: McClellan/Sacramento Data Center