Additionally, they removed more than 125 unused power feeds that only created cluster and increased drag on air velocity needed to cool the computer systems. Improving the “hot isle cold isle” approach to server room cooling has also reduced the overall temperature needed to cool the room to a sustainable operational level by 3 degrees.
This approach continued by including recommissioned lighting systems to accommodate facility duty hours as well as installing motion sensing technology in the server room to only light the areas currently being occupied.
The Energy office strives to recognize those who are putting their best foot forward and to find a way to get others on board to do the same. There are many great training classes and seminars offered by the Federal Energy Management Program and Ohio Center for Industrial Energy Efficiency about data center energy efficient initiatives.
Contact CE and they can assist in finding the training that would best fit your specific facility or provide more information about various programs. Contact them at WPAFBEnergyOffice@us.af.mil with energy ideas, concerns or to ask questions about any energy initiatives you may have.