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Amazon Advances District Heating in Seattle

Linda Hardesty

Amazon is making plans to heat some of its buildings in downtown Seattle with waste heat generated from data centers in the nearby Westin Building, according to Geek Wire. An underground system of pipes will transfer waste heat via water from the data centers to the Amazon buildings; once the water has cooled down, it   …Continue Reading


Call for Submissions: 3rd Annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards

Jennifer Hermes

Environmental Leader announces the third annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards, a program which recognizes excellence in the areas of energy, environmental and sustainability management by awarding Top Product/Project of the Year status to those that receive a top score from a panel of distinguished judges, headed by a coordinator from LNS Research. Last   …Continue Reading


Schneider Debuts New Cooling Units for Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric introduced two new cooling units for large data centers, where higher cooling capacities and optimized efficiency are required. Intended for cloud and colocation facilities, the Uniflair LE HDCV 4500, which occupies the same dimensions and footprint as the 4300 model, and the HDCV 5000 utilize a newly designed coil system and under-floor fan   …Continue Reading


Water Cooling Saves Data Center $200,000 per Year

Linda Hardesty

A comparison of liquid cooling versus air cooling in the Maui High Performance Computing Center showed much less cooling power is required by a water-cooled IT system, compared to the cooling power required by an air-cooled system. The retrofit installation of the water-cooled system, Riptide, presented a better power usage effectiveness (PUE), typically 15 percent   …Continue Reading


‘Comatose’ Servers Waste Massive Amounts of Energy

Linda Hardesty

A report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council finds that massive amounts of energy are being wasted by data centers and that improved energy efficiency practices could cut energy waste by at least 40 percent, saving over $3 billion annually. The report, developed in partnership with Anthesis, “Scaling Up Energy Efficiency Across the Data   …Continue Reading


‘Waste Cold’ Could Help Data Centers Cut AC Costs

Karen Henry

A new system developed by Cambridge-Mass.-based startup TerraCool would create a symbiotic relationship between data centers and liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals, according to an article in IEEE Spectrum. Essentially, the system uses the waste cold from turning stored LNG into pipeline-ready gas to cool the data center, and the waste heat from data center   …Continue Reading


Power Manager Software Integrates with VMware Site Recovery Manager

Linda Hardesty

Eaton launched version 1.43 of its Intelligent Power Manager software, which features a new user interface that is pre-configured to operate with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. It includes both environment alarm and power alarm functions to initiate data replication. Version 1.43 is designed to automatically synchronize virtual machines and initiate recovery failover to avoid   …Continue Reading


Singapore Government Outlines Energy Efficiency Plans

Karen Henry

Buildings and households in Singapore consume about 50 percent of the country’s electricity, so finding ways to reduce energy use has become a priority of the Singapore government. To that end, the government announced five national energy technology roadmaps at the inaugural Energy Technology Roadmap Symposium, according to an article in Data Center Dynamics. The   …Continue Reading


CenturyLink Works with ComEd to Lower Chicago Data Center PUE

Linda Hardesty

ComEd is working with CenturyLink Technology Solutions on a multi-year energy efficiency project that will help the telecommunications company reduce the energy use of its Chicago CH2 data center by 7.4 million kWh annually. The project is part of ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Business energy efficiency program, which provides financial incentives and technical assistance   …Continue Reading


Virtus Achieves PUE Below 1.2 at London Data Center

Karen Henry

Virtus Data Centres has deployed Excool’s indirect air-cooling technology at its LONDON2 data center in Hayes. Coupled with Virtus’ energy-efficiency measures, the data center has achieved a site power usage effectiveness (PUE) below 1.2. Using Excool, VIRTUS will be able to minimize the amount of energy required to run its cooling system and maximize the   …Continue Reading


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