Colocation and hosting provider RagingWire Enterprise Solutions has been awarded a rebate of $150,000 from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for the company's use of green technologies to save energy in its facilites. RagingWire said the $150,000 was the maximum incentive available from the utility.
RagingWire's energy efficiency efforts include water-side economizers, oversized cooling towers, variable speed pumps, and highly efficient chillers. The company says its efforts have created additional energy savings of over 2 million kWh of electricity per year, which equates to reducing 1.6 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
"By being a partner in SMUD's Saving by Design program, RagingWire implemented energy efficiency measures that are good for our environment, good for their business and will help SMUD achieve our ambitious energy reduction goals," said Steve Oliver, SMUD's Program Manager for its Savings By Design program.
"We are quite proud of this remarkable achievement," said George Macricostas, CEO and Vice Chairman of RagingWire. "Social and environmental responsibility is in RagingWire's DNA. From the inception of our design, we knew that investing up front in environmentally responsible technologies was the right thing to do, and we have enjoyed those benefits for over eight years. It was right not only for the long term operational efficiency of our business, but more importantly it was the responsible decision for our community, and for generations to come."
RagingWire plans to expand its operations to a new LEED certified 200,000 square foot data center.