November 27, 2014

Are we ready to abandon mechanical cooling in the data center?

Are we ready to abandon mechanical cooling in the data center? Recently, Green DataCenter News published an article called “Are we ready to abandon mechanical cooling in the data center?”. The article points out two criticisms of free cooling systems that could lead to server failure: Their delivered temperature limits may allow legacy IT to […]

AISO.net saves 80% on cooling energy

AISO.net saves 80% on cooling energy AISO.net is to saving energy like Apple is to simplifying technology. It’s a pioneer. In fact, the company hangs its hat on being one the first and most efficient green data centers since it began in 1997. Today the web-hosting data center runs its entire operation without plugging into […]

Will A.C. be the end of us?

Will A.C. be the end of us? In a recent Time magazine article, Eric Klinenberg, a professor of sociology at New York University and the author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, got hot under the collar about America’s penchant for cooling down. Klinenberg writes, “Trying to engineer hot weather out […]

The Revolutionary Retrofit

The Revolutionary Retrofit When it comes to green data centers, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado in Boulder is in a league of its own. That’s one reason why the NSIDC’s Manager of IT Services, David Gallaher, was invited to be the opening keynote speaker at the Green […]

Going green just got easier in California!

Going green just got easier in California! Good news for commercial property owners in California looking to go green! Last month, the California Public Utilities Commission introduced an innovative On-Bill Repayment (OBR) program that will ease the impact of investing in energy efficiency upgrades. The new pilot program, available in March 2013, allows commercial property […]

Myth #6: Energy efficiency funding is ripe for the picking

Myth #6: Energy efficiency funding is ripe for the picking In 2009, President Obama signed a stimulus package loaded with green energy provisions. Though the package was a huge step in the right direction, a significant portion of the programs were aimed at helping larger organizations and municipals make the switch to green energy. In […]

Myth #5 Green technology doesn’t play well with others

Myth #5 Green technology doesn’t play well with others To some people, green technology is like that whiney kid on the playground who wants to play by his own rules…or he’ll threaten to bike home and screw up the entire batting lineup. It’s true. A lot of green technology plays by its own set of […]

Myth #4: It’s all about the SEER rating

Myth #4: It’s all about the SEER rating If most consumers want to know the efficiency of their central air conditioner, they simply look to the SEER rating. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is a metric used to measure how much cooling a system puts out for each unit of energy it consumes. In […]

Myth #3: Green Products Cost Too Much

Myth #3: Green Products Cost Too Much No doubt about it. Green technology costs more—but only on the front end. On the back end, it blows traditional methods away. That’s because green technology—like the kind used in our air conditioners—is designed to give you a hefty return on your investment in energy savings. In our […]

Green Technology Myth #2: Just look for the green label!

Green Technology Myth #2: Just look for the green label! These are exciting times for green technology. Every week it seems new energy efficient products hit the marketplace. But, with this new technology comes questions. Which products actually do what they say they will? It’s difficult for consumers to discern what’s truly green and what’s […]