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eBay’s Topaz Data Center reduces power consumption

Posted in data-center-design, ge-general-electric, leed-certification, leed-gold, redundancy on July 18th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

eBay’s strategic infrastructure project pursues reliable, continuous power delivery in the data center with reduced energy usage.  Triple redundancy is built into the PLC system where a voting algorithm monitors the state of devices.  …

As a result of the design and construction efforts and the subsequent power usage savings, the Topaz facility achieved a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating in 2010.

The Quad PAC solution features Smart Redundancy, an algorithm that continually calculates the relative system availability in real time and delivers predictive analysis on key process input variables. A quad redundancy control system has a Master Controller and three synchronized backup controllers.

It leverages Ethernet-based I/O devices that can seamlessly arbitrate its control from one of the four controllers in the system. If the Master Controller, or any of the system components fail, the system identifies the best backup controller to take over and provides the system with the most capability to withstand the next sequence of multiple or cascaded system failures.

via GE: GE Quad PAC Redundancy Control Solution.

FNMA LEED Data Center

Posted in adoption, datacenter, environmental-stewardship, leed-certification, stewardship, sustainability on April 26th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

They may not be good financial stewards of the mortgage market, but Fannie Mae commits to sustainability through its LEED data center. …

… “Fannie Mae’s early adoption of LEED not only demonstrates their environmental stewardship but can attest to the simple premise that by consuming less, companies inherently save more and will do so throughout the lifecycle of the building. ” …

Via Environmental Protection: Saves $1.7 M in Energy Costs

Fannie Mae is a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) chartered by Congress with a mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing and mortgage markets.

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

LEED Gold Data Center Facility for Allstate Insurance

Posted in allstate-insurance, capacity, certification, facility-design, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-efficiency, reduce-power-consumption, strategies on March 24th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Allstate Insurance achieves LEED Gold for its new data center in Rochelle, Illinois. The datacenter deploys efficient hardware, virtualization techniques, effective cooling systems, white roofing, natural lighting, and a native landscape design to achieve its sustainable facility design. …
LEED Gold datacenter design

… “The Allstate facility, which opened in 2009, is one of the few mission-critical data centers in America to receive the Gold designation from USGBC. It’s a key component of a larger strategy to reduce the number of Allstate data centers to two by the end of 2010 and to increase power efficiency and computing capacity. ” …

Via Allstate Insurance Company: LEED Building Certification

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

General Dynamics Data Center

Posted in data-center, general-dynamics-leed-data-center, leed-certification on January 11th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

General Dynamics Information Technology opens its LEED data center in Westminster, Colorado that will serve the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. …

… “This new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified operations center will meet the need for centralized, around-the-clock nationwide information technology (IT) enterprise service support with enhanced network and security monitoring. The facility will employ approximately 100 skilled IT workers when fully staffed including service desk agents, IT security specialists, network engineers, systems engineers and system administrators for DHS as well as other GD clients. ” …

Via General Dynamics: New Data Center

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

Fortune LEED San Jose Data Center

Posted in certification, city-san-jose, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, floor-space, fortune-data-centers, leed-certification, leed-gold, pue, raised-floor on November 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fortune Data Centers achieves LEED Gold certification for its San Jose-based data center by deploying novel design strategies for the systems, including cooling. …

… “Fortune was awarded the certification for achievements including: Taking an innovative overhead-down rather than the traditional raised floor-up approach to cooling servers, which enables Fortune to save energy and significantly contributes to its Power Usage Effectiveness Rating (PUE) of 1.37 at full load, an energy-efficiency level far superior to the industry average data center PUE of 2.0; ” …

Via Earth Times: LEED Gold Certification for Data Center Facility

Ebay Data Center Leader Knows Energy Efficiency

Posted in architecture, cooling-system, data-center-design, dean-nelson, design, ebay, energy-efficiency, facility-design, green-it-strategy, leed-certification, leed-gold, operations, state-utah, strategy on September 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

eBay appoints industry veteran Dean Nelson, founder of Data Center Pulse, as its leader for global data center strategy, architecture and operations. …

… “Nelson’s cutting-edge thinking on energy efficient, environmentally friendly data center design and operation has earned him the respect of his colleagues. At eBay, Nelson is being called to lead the company’s data center strategy which includes completing the state of the art facility in Utah that is being built to LEED Gold standards and will serve as a showcase for the latest innovations in electrical, mechanical and cooling technologies. ” …

Via eBay: Dean Nelson

ACT LEED Platinum Data Center

Posted in certification, cooling-system, data-center, dry-cooler, energy-efficiency, geothermal-system, high-efficiency, leed-certification, leed-platinum, state-iowa on August 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

ACT’s new data center has achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which is the first LEED Platinum certified data center in the nation and in Iowa. …

… “A great example is ACT‘s energy-efficient geothermal system which is unique among data centers. Geothermal has traditionally not been compatible with data centers, since they constantly reject heat and would quickly heat saturate the ground. Project engineers developed an innovative design that made geothermal viable for ACT’s data center. Geothermal also provides an extremely resilient system because the heat transfer loops are buried in the ground and the remainder of the equipment resides within the tornado resistant facility. As a result, the system provides a cooling source that is fully protected from 250 mph wind speed, projectiles, and vandalism. Further, a separate highly energy efficient system incorporating dry coolers provides redundancy for the primary geothermal loop. The dry cooler system can be used as backup or when cold Iowa outdoor conditions make using it more efficient than using the ground-source system. ” …

Via ACT: First LEED Platinum Level Data Center

HCL LEED Green Data Center in New Jersey

Posted in architecture, certification, data-center, eco-friendly, green-computing, green-it-solutions, hcl-technologies, leed-certification, technologies, tier-iii, virtualization on August 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HCL invests in LEED improvements for its New Jersey data center as its expands its presence in the US market. …

HCL green data center

… “HCL took over this data center from a Fortune 500 enterprise in October, 2008 and invested more than $15 million in this facility to upgrade the technology and service landscape, using its state-of-the-art consolidation, virtualization, green computing and reference architectures including open systems and mainframes.

This resulted in higher serviceability, better end-user application response times and significant cost savings over the last 10 months. HCL is further upgrading this facility to a Tier III equivalent data center by deploying best-of-breed eco-friendly technologies from leading solution/technology vendors and acquiring world-class certifications. ” …

Via Marketwire: Next-Generation Green Data Center in New Jersey

Symantec LEED Gold Oregon Site

Posted in benchmarks, best-practice, building, certification, efficiency, energy-efficiency, leed-certification, leed-gold, operations, state-oregon, sustainability, symantec on July 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec achieves its second LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its Oregon facility. …

… “Symantec earned the LEED Gold Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance for implementing best practices in using less energy, water, and natural resources and for improving operational efficiencies at its Springfield, Oregon site. LEED is an internationally recognized system that certifies the greenest performing buildings in the world and is a nationally accepted benchmark for building sustainability. ” …

Via Symantec: Climate Leaders Program