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The company, S-RAM Dynamics, was awarded $400,000 through DOE's “Next Generation Energy Efficient Buildings Technologies" program to commercialize an energy efficient heat pump that can save 50% on energy.
Date: 09/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
data center
There’s a divide within data centers today between the people who manage data center cooling, power and security systems, and the IT folks that buy and run the servers, but the efficiencies of IT have a lot to offer the future of greener data centers.
Date: 02/22/2011
Type: Blog
Microsoft Data Center
A new report from Microsoft suggests that large businesses could reduce their direct energy consumption and carbon emissions by up to 30 percent by moving certain on-premise applications into the cloud. Small business could see even greater gains of up to 90%.
Date: 11/04/2010
Type: Blog
Data center
Computing providers such as HP and Yahoo are developing innovative energy-saving strategies for new data centers that focus on using building siting and design to maximize natural cooling potential.
Date: 01/13/2011
Type: Article
two thermal energy storage tanks
CALMAC's ICEBANK technology provides an energy-efficient alternative for cooling buildings by freezing ice at night (when energy costs are lower) and then using cool water from the melting ice to cool the building during the day.
Date: 11/05/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
Antique fans.
The lighting industry is in the midst of a transformation to an energy-efficient LED future--thanks to innovators like Nuventix, a company that has improved the efficiency and lifetime of LEDs using a unique cooling technique that reduces excess heat from the bulbs.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Waste Heat
UC Berkeley researchers estimate that over half of U.S. energy consumption is dissipated as waste heat; can such a ubiquitous energy source be harvested as an economically feasible alternative?
Date: 03/31/2011
Type: Article
Yahho's new data center in Lockport, NY.
The design of Yahoo's new data center was inspired by a chicken coop. Its unique structure helps the center achieve a power-use effectiveness ratio of 1.08; only 8 percent of the power consumed goes to lights and operational equipment and less than 1 percent of the power gets consumed in cooling.
Date: 09/20/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers

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