Information Technology 2017-02-09T19:41:16+00:00

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

Efficiency is not only good for the environment, but can also help the utilities avoid costly infrastructure investments associated with growing energy demand.

 

ROLE OF ENERGY AUDIT

Environmentally conscious companies seek a secure, clean, efficient facility with unlimited power and cooling capabilities.

 

Data centers place major strains on a building’s electricity demand, a fact not surprising to electrical professionals working in the industry. Modern facilities require significant cooling, heating, lighting, and electrical power to run racks of high density servers all day, every day. Though reducing a data center’s energy consumption is no simple task, it is a vital one: data centers can consume up to 100 times more energy per square foot than standard office buildings, and the growing demand for data center services will require continued innovation in energy reliability and efficiency.

A comprehensive energy audit is the first step in setting a strategy for reaching energy efficiency objectives. Based on a site visit by an experienced facility expert, an energy audit delivers insight specific to the building, guests needs, environment and utility provider.

 

Many utilities across the country have incentives to encourage commercial customers, including data centers, to implement energy efficient technology and processes. Such efficiency is not only good for the environment, but can also help the utilities avoid costly infrastructure investments associated with growing energy demand.

Depending on the audit level, the final audit report may include:

 

  • Recommended changes to existing operations and procedures to save energy or water usage and costs.

  • Current carbon footprint and water usage date to meet reporting obligations.

  • Capital investments that will improve efficiency – together with the estimated time to generate a return.

  • Available incentives or rebates that offset investment costs.

  • Longer-term opportunities for improvements through renovations or upgrades.

  • The building’s current ENERGY STAR® rating and potential steps to improve it.