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By CER News Desk on Sep 24, 2012 with 1 response

Data Centers Responsible for Wasting Tremendous Amounts of Electricity

Data centers worldwide use a whopping 30 billion watts of electricity, equivalent to the output of 30 nuclear power plants

While much of the world focuses on reducing emissions from automobiles, some of the world’s biggest energy wasters are able to fly under the radar.

Enter the modern data center.

Housing the data and connection protocols for the world’s websites, all of which need to be available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, up to 90 percent of the energy consumed in data centers is simply wasted, according to a report issued by The New York Times following a year-long investigation. Added to this consumption is the use by data centers of banks of generators in the case of a main power grid failure, a system that relies on diesel and releases exhaust. (See also: Why Energy Efficiency and Buildings Don’t Mix)


By Staff on Jun 15, 2010 with no responses

UK Data Center Outperforms Energy Efficiency Goals

A new data center designed and built by UK-based Keysource is proving to be one of the most energy-efficient facilities of its kind in Europe.