green-design

Intel LEED Gold Green Building

Posted in ashrae, building, certification, education, energy-consumption, green-data-center, green-design, green-power, intel, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-consumption, processor, reduce-power-consumption, sustainability, sustainable-design, xeon on April 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel Corp achieves LEED Gold at its Haifa, Israel Design Center 9, IDC 9, which will open in June. The building deploys multiple strategies for sustainability in its design and construction, including a Xeon processor-based data center that significantly reduces power consumption. …

… “Securing a Gold-level rating – one of the highest level LEED certifications – IDC 9 is the first building in Israel to receive this level of recognition for sustainable construction.

The sustainable design of IDC 9 results in a net 17 percent reduction in total building energy use as compared with ordinary buildings built, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1-2007 standard.

IDC 9 is the marquee of Intel sites striving to meet international green building standards. ” …

Via Intel: Green Building Receives LEED Gold Cert

Intel Haifa Design Center is built with a sustainable design

Sabey LEED Gold Data Center Design

Posted in certification, design, green-design, leed-certification, leed-gold, sabey-corp, vmware on January 27th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sabey Data Center Properties has achieved gold and platinum LEED certified data center that will support multiple tenants. …

… “Sabey has obtained a Gold LEED certification for the shell and core for Building B, a 188,000 square foot/22 Megawatt facility. VMware, a major tenant in Building B, has recently received a Platinum LEED certification for the tenant improvements supporting the critical infrastructure within the data center. Sabey Construction was the general contractor for both VMware’s tenant improvements and for the core and shell. ” …

Via Sabey Corp: Green Facilities

Green Data Center Core Switch

Posted in 3com-corp, cost-effective, energy-reduction, green-data-center, green-design, green-it-solutions, h3c-switch on January 26th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Miercom certifies the green performance of 3Com’s H3C S12508 data center core switch and its H3C S5820X top-of-rack switch. …

… “The Miercom testing confirmed that the H3C switches are designed to provide enterprise customers superior performance, scale and resiliency while using up to 50 percent less energy than competitive solutions, helping to dramatically lower the cost of data center operations.” …

Via 3Com Corp: Certified Green Data Center Switches

Corus360 Data Center Efficiency

Posted in corus360, cost-benefits, data-center, efficiency, green-design, green-power, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-savings, reduce-power-consumption on January 6th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Corus360 completes their LEED Gold certified data center in Georgia this week. The datacenter will operate at higher energy efficiency than comparable facilities. …

… “The new data center rounds out the company’s vision for a LEED Gold certified building and IT managed services facility. Through environmentally responsible designs and operations, Corus360 projects a 27 percent reduction in energy consumption, enabling cost and energy savings in server, storage, cooling and power distribution. ” …

Via Business Wire: Corus360 DataCenter

Data Center Energy Efficiency Guide will define Technology and Practices

Posted in energy-efficiency, green-design, green-grid, guide on November 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Green Grid Consortium will incorporate energy efficiency technology recommendations and practices into its data center guide, which is due in the short term. …

… “The group of global IT firms, which is committed to improving the energy efficiency of data centres through the development of new technologies and best practices, is set to launch the new guide in February next year … ” …

Via Telemanagement: Green Update

Hydroelectric Powered Data Center

Posted in environmental-social-governance, green-data-center, green-design, hydro-electric-power, power-generation, state-massachusetts on October 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Consortium-driven Massachusets-based green data center sets project timetable for construction. …

… “The project is designed to draw hydroelectric power from the river while serving as an example of a green, environmentally friendly data center. ” …

Via Mass High Tech: Holyoke data center

FedEx Sustainable Hub

Posted in country-germany, fedex, green-design, green-it-strategy, green-power, printer, solar-panels, sustainability on October 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fedex has embraced sustainability and the company integrates energy efficient designs into its infrastructure investments. …

… “For example, in 2010 FedEx Express plans to open its largest solar-powered hub to date in Cologne, Germany, which will include a 1.4-megawatt solar power system expected to generate approximately 1.3 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year, equivalent to the annual consumption of 370 households. ” …

Via FedEx: Green Power Purchase Leadership In Print and Retail Industries

Cooling Equipment Power

Posted in air-flow, airflow, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, efficiency, energy-savings, green-design, microsoft, power-consumption, power-savings on October 12th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Ambient air usage in cooler climates, higher temperature setpoints, and air flow design advancements are all elements of an efficient data center cooling strategy. …

… “The cooling equipment alone can consume 25 percent of the power that goes into a data center, said Christian Belady, an efficiency specialist at Microsoft. ” …

Via New York Times: Energy Savings

Efficient Server Power Conversion

Posted in electrical-system, electricity-consumption, green-design, modules, power-conversion, server-efficiency, voltage-regulator on July 31st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Google uses inefficiency data to drive its green initiatives. The company’s servers are powered with minimized losses through better designs. …

… “Similarly, our motherboards use very efficient voltage regulator modules, maximizing the amount of electricity delivered to the components that do work. Our servers only lose a little over 15% of the electricity they pull from the wall during these power conversion steps, less than half of what is lost in a typical server. ” …

Via Google: Green Energy Initiatives

Data Center Free Cooling

Posted in aisle-configuration, ambient-air-cooling, cooling-system, green-design, heat-exchange, heat-load on February 11th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data center achieves high green building rating through efficient design and use of ambient cooling. …

… “Inside, a parallel bank of fans will pull outside air through the filter-backed louvers, directing it down aisles of toasty computer servers. ” …

Via Sacramento Bee: Fresh air green data center

Microsoft Iowa Green Data Center

Posted in capability, data-center, design, efficiency, green-data-center, green-design, microsoft, research, research-development, state-iowa on August 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft selects Iowa for development of its next-generation green data center. The data center design will incorporate the latest in energy efficiency capabilities. …

… “Despite the data center’s need for vast amounts of resources, it will be a green development, using the latest in environmentally-friendly design techniques. Manos said the Iowa site will be the first of a new generation of Microsoft data centers. This is a new design right out of our research and development group. ” …

Via SW Iowa News: Microsoft in Dallas County