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Stay Cool While Saving Energy in Your Data Center

Data centers are not just multi-megawatt facilities powering the “cloud.” There are modest-sized, distributed IT rooms found in most commercial and industrial facilities. Data center spaces can consume between 100 to 200 times more electricity than standard office spaces. With such high energy consumption, they are prime targets for energy efficiency measures.


Whether you are looking at a new or an existing data center, you can dramatically reduce its energy consumption with the right combination of IT infrastructure and facilities strategies. The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program can help you identify energy-saving opportunities for your data center. With ComEd Energy Efficiency Program incentives in the mix you can maximize energy efficiency and ensure a reasonable return on your investment.


Program opportunities to significantly improve data center energy efficiency include:

  • Data center cooling measures, including major system replacements, central plant upgrades, variable speed drives, control systems, high-density cooling solutions and economizers
  • Power delivery and condition system improvements, including uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and power distribution unit (PDU) upgrades
  • Consolidation, thin-provisioning and solid-state storage
  • Available studies to make recommendations on whether closet-to-colocation is right for your facility

​Not Sure Where to Start?

1. Schedule an Assessment

Call 1-855-433-2700 and request a Facility Assessment. A ComEd energy engineer will assess your facility and equipment for potential electrical savings during a two-hour site walkthrough.

2. Receive Recommendations

Within a month, you will receive a high-level summary recommending energy-saving changes and upgrades that can improve the energy efficiency of your business.

3. Make Improvements & Apply for Incentives

After you have decided which energy-saving improvements you want to make, consult the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider Directory to find a contractor who can provide the products and services you need and help you apply for ComEd Energy Efficiency Program incentives.


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​Average Energy Use


  Chiller 33%
  IT Equipment 30%
  UPS 18%
  CRAC 9%
  PDU 5%
  Humidifier 3%
  Other 2%

* Five years ago, the energy consumption profile for an average data center was much different. Technological advancements and a growing list of energy-efficient base practices has enabled today’s data centers operators to satisfy increasing IT load and uptime requirements, while maximizing energy efficiency. How does your facility measure up?

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​Available Programs & Incentives

​Additional Project Incentives

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​Applications & Worksheets

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​Case Studies

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​Fact Sheets

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