Data center operator RagingWire Data Centers announced on Friday its CA2 data center in Sacramento, California has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification.
The certification comes a couple months after RagingWire issued a patent that covers its systems and methods for implementing scalable, phased-build power delivery infrastructure.
Combined, these two data centers contain over 500,000 square feet of data center space and 54 MW of critical IT power making it one of the largest commercial multi-tenant data center campuses in California.
“Energy Star is a trusted seal of approval for environmental stewardship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy and we are proud to earn the award for our second data center in California,” said George Macricostas, chairman and CEO at RagingWire. “Energy efficiency and conservation are important parts of the RagingWire culture. We have pushed hard to lead the colocation industry in energy efficiency and availability and we will continue in this effort as we expand our facilities.”
According to the EPA Energy Star website, RagingWire’s CA2 data center efficiency score outpaced any other colocation data center earning the certification for 2012.
The data center operator was also recognized by the EPA as a “Low Carbon IT Champion” and featured in a case study and public service announcement for saving 8 million kWh per year, and reducing carbon emissions by 6,000 tons per year.
RagingWire took a holistic approach to improving efficiency and driving down energy consumption at its CA2 data center facility.
These technologies and best practices included the use of dynamic fan speed controls on computer room air handlers and programmable logic controls, increased waterside and airside economization, installing high-capacity adiabatic humidification units, and partnering with building automation system vendors to improve automatic controls for the chiller plant and computer room air handler units.
RagingWire used many of these energy efficiency measures in its first Sacramento data center when it underwent an efficiency-driven retrofit.
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