Green Data Centers

Bay Area Gets $750,000 Energy Rebate

Bay Area Internet Solutions (BAIS) will receive a $750,000 rebate from Silicon Valley Power for the energy-efficiency measures the company has implemented in its newest colocation facility in Santa Clara. The incentive s the maximum available from Silicon Valley Power. Read More

Inside HP’s New Green UK Data Center

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We’ve put together a photo feature providing a look inside HP’s new Wynyard data center along the North Sea in the UK, which documents the facility’s innovations in cooling and airflow design, which have helped the data center record an estimated PUE of 1.2. Read More

IBM Opens Cloud Data Center in Research Triangle

The interior of an IBM data center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. (Photo: IBM)

IBM.com has a new home. Big Blue’s web site now resides in a huge new cloud computing data center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, where IBM is investing $362 million to build out more than 100,000 square feet of data center space. Read More

The Green Grid Plans More Online Tools

A screen shot from a PUE calculator that will soon be released by The Green Grid.

The Green Grid said today that it will create free online tools, including a PUE calculator and power efficiency estimator. The group is also releasing new educational resources in conjunction with its annual technical forum. Read More

Data Centers Heat Offices, Greenhouses, Pools

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A growing number of data centers are redirecting the heat from their hot aisles to nearby homes, offices, greenhouses and even pools. The latest example comes from Telecity, which is using waste heat from servers in its new Paris data center to heat an on-site arboretum. Read More

Data Center Pulse, Green Grid to Collaborate

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Two leading data center industry groups, Data Center Pulse and The Green Grid, said today that they will work together to better connect their vendor and end user constituencies in confronting the challenges facing data center operators. Read More

The LEED Leaders

Here’s our list of the data center facilities that have attained LEED Platinum status, the highest rating possible under the program for energy efficient buildings overseen by the US Green Building Council. For the moment, the LEED Platinum level remains a fairly exclusive club. UPDATED to reflect VMware’s confirmation of Platinum status.
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Data Center Powered By The Wind

A 131-foot tall wind turbine at Other World Computing in Woodstock, Illinois.

A small lSP and hosting company in Illinois may be the first data center operator in the U.S. to power its facility entirely with wind power from an on-site turbine. On Oct. 19, Other World Computing began using a 131-foot tall wind turbine to provide all the electric power for its building in Woodstock, Illinois. Read More

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