Sabey Data Centers Use ‘Hot Aisle Containment’ to Achieve Top Energy Savings

Sabey Data Centers Use ‘Hot Aisle Containment’ to Achieve Top Energy Savings

Seattle-based Sabey Data Centers achieved the highest level of energy savings in 2016, according to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) 2017 Better Buildings Progress Report. Sabey’s energy savings beat all other data center companies enrolled in the Better Buildings Challenge program, a DOE initiative launched … Read more…

Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Solving Data Center Challenges, but Still Need Evaluation

Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Solving Data Center Challenges, but Still Need Evaluation

As data centers evolve, and cooling, space, and bandwidth requirements increase, administrators are looking at better battery technologies to overcome challenges, and lithium-ion batteries can go a long way toward solving those challenges, according to Data Center Frontier. Traditional lead-acid batteries are considered by some … Read more…

The Hidden Costs Behind Data Center Construction (and How to Avoid Them)

The Hidden Costs Behind Data Center Construction (and How to Avoid Them)

In 2013, US data centers used approximately 91 billion kWh of electricity and, according to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), this is expected to increase to roughly 140 billion kWh annually by 2020. Building an efficient data center allows for a more powerful, economical … Read more…

Organizations Expect the Ability to Operate Off the Grid in 10 Years, Survey Shows

Organizations Expect the Ability to Operate Off the Grid in 10 Years, Survey Shows

Investments in energy efficiency will increase globally in 2017, according to a new Johnson Controls survey of energy and facility management executives. The survey indicated that spending on energy management will increase based on 1,243 respondents across India, China, Brazil, the US and Germany. Over half of organizations … Read more…

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

The US Department of Energy has announced nearly $3.9 million for 13 projects designed to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputing in US manufacturing. The program (confusingly acronymed HPC4Mfg) hopes to spur innovation in US manufacturing through the adoption of high performance computing to advance applied science and technology in order to … Read more…

Akamai, a Mid-Market Corporation, Invests in Wind Farm Outside Dallas

Akamai, a Mid-Market Corporation, Invests in Wind Farm Outside Dallas

Akamai Technologies, a content delivery network and cloud computing services provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has invested in a Texas wind farm as it attempts to fulfill a promise made a year ago to use renewable energy to power half of its global network operations by 2020.

Special Utility Rate Enables Facebook to Locate 100% Wind-Powered Data Center in Nebraska

Special Utility Rate Enables Facebook to Locate 100% Wind-Powered Data Center in Nebraska

At a press conference on April 4, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R) joined officials of Papillion, Nebraska – a city of 20,000 people located just outside Omaha, in Sarpy County – to announce that Facebook will build a data center there on a 144-acre site. The new data center will be 100 percent powered by wind energy – and according to a report by Data Center Knowledge, Facebook said it could not have taken on the Nebraska project without a new renewable energy tariff program designed with the help of the Omaha Public Power District.

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