08 Jul '11, 12pm

Climate Corps 2011: Finding Even More Efficiency at a QTS Data Center

Climate Corps 2011: Finding Even More Efficiency at a QTS Data Center

I'm a few weeks into my EDF Climate Corps fellowship at Quality Technology Services (QTS) , and I have come to realize that identifying and developing plans for worthwhile energy efficiency measures in a multi-tenant data center environment is no easy task. QTS is the second largest power consumer in Atlanta and the third largest data center provider in the U.S. Since it's a first-time participant in the EDF Climate Corps program, I was excited when I found out I would be working here, because I thought "first time" meant no energy-efficiency measures yet in place. But I was mistaken. QTS has worked hard to reduce its energy dependency. While QTS has facilities across the nation , the one I'm focusing on most closely is the second-largest data center in the world. This summer, I will be validating the power usage effectiveness (PUE) measures currently in place along with t...

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