Columnists: John Collins

John Collins is segment manager of data centers for Eaton Corporation. To learn more about Eaton’s sustainable electrical solutions, please visit

Five Best Practices to Boost Data Center Efficiency

Industry giant, Google recently opened the doors to its once top secret data centers. The company relies on several large-scale data centers and smaller network point of presences (POPs) to deliver its web services and has spent more than a decade working to improve its energy efficiency. Whether you’re running a small or large data   …Continue Reading

3 Keys to Achieving Utility Rebates for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Eager to lower operating costs and meet corporate objectives, many of today’s data center operators are implementing highly energy efficient technologies. What some don’t know, however, is that the rewards of being energy efficient can go far beyond savings on monthly energy bills. Numerous electrical utilities are offering financial rebates to data centers that implement   …Continue Reading

Implementing Sustainable Data Center Practices

Indoor Environmental Air Quality & Innovation in Designs The US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), certification is an internationally recognized mark of excellence and commitment to sustainability. The framework promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in seven areas: Sustainable Sites Water Efficiency Energy and Atmosphere Materials   …Continue Reading