October 25, 2014

Green Technology Myths

Green Technology Myths If the cooling industry were an automobile, most of the world would still be driving Henry Ford’s original Model T. Air conditioning is one area of the marketplace where time has essentially stood still for the last 100 years. Though more efficient, innovative models have entered the market since Willis Carrier’s first […]

Minding your PUES and CUES: Calculating your Data Center’s carbon emissions

Minding your PUES and CUES: Calculating your Data Center’s carbon emissions Traditionally, if you wanted to gauge how well your data center was doing in terms of energy efficiency, you’d look no further than your PUE score. By calculating your PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), you can determine how much energy is being wasted in comparison […]

We Made it Better

We Made it Better Extreme heat and Willis Carrier go hand-in-hand, as it was his invention, the air conditioner, that made a large portion of the globe habitable. Or better said, more comfortable. While compressor-based air conditioning has been a blessed invention to the masses, there are many negatives associated with this technology. Energy consumption, […]

The Truth About Water

The Truth About Water We’re having wild fires in Colorado. It’s a symptom of unusually dry weather here. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 95% of Colorado is currently experiencing varying stages of drought. And, we’re not alone. The Palmer Drought Index put 38% of the contiguous U.S. in the moderate to extreme drought categories […]

What’s a negawatt? And why is it so critical to your future business plan?

What’s a negawatt? And why is it so critical to your future business plan? Imagine a world where businesses get paid to save energy. In an article published by technology review last month, Jon Wellinghoff, chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the U.S. agency that regulates electricity transmission), said that world is closer than […]

NSIDC wins prestigious Uptime award

NSIDC wins prestigious Uptime award When it comes to data centers, the Uptime Institute wrote the book on best practices. Earlier this month, that book added a new chapter that tipped a hat to a group of innovative companies for their efforts in improving energy efficiency. Included in the group were our partners at the […]

Coolerado Sponsors Team on a Mission

Coolerado Sponsors Team on a Mission Some companies sponsor racecar teams. We wanted to take a slightly greener route. So, in February, we became an official sponsor of the Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies (OPC) team. It’s a team of 18 men and 12 women professional cyclists committed to raising awareness about […]

And the Oscar goes to…

And the Oscar goes to…   This year, some of the biggest stars on the red carpet were going green. On Saturday, February 25th, we partnered with fellow Colorado-based company, Nokero, to showcase our innovative technologies at a special pre-Oscars event. The event shined the spotlight on some of the coolest products hitting the marketplace. […]

Part of the Solution

Part of the Solution “Going green” was part of their mission. Charged with studying the environmental changes and its effect on the cryosphere (areas of the planet that consist of snow and ice), the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) data collection tools were contributing to the global warming problem by use of their […]

What the big dogs know about eco-efficiency

What the big dogs know about eco-efficiency What do three technology giants have in common? This search engine, this social network and this innovative company are on a quest to prove their energy efficiency. Why? It shows their customers they care about reducing their carbon footprint. And, it proves something even bigger to their investors—how […]