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. ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Business® can help you identify energy-saving opportunities for your data center. With Smart Ideas 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 optimization 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
- IT optimization measures, including virtualization, consolidation, thin-provisioning and solid state storage
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