How to Reduce Energy Consumption in Data Centers
Worldwide, data centers use about 30 billion watts of electricity each year, roughly equivalent to the output of 30 nuclear power plants, according to industry expert estimates in The New York Times. Here are some ways to reduce this consumption:
- Optimize your central cooling plant. Use a variable-speed chiller, high-efficiency air handlers, low-pressure drop components and an integrated control system that minimizes unnecessary dehumidification and simultaneous heating and cooling.
- Select the right size cooling system. Data center cooling systems are often oversized, using more energy than needed. Install fixed elements such as ducts and pipes, but design for growth of the cooling system as your data center grows. Include variable speed fans, pumps and compressors.
- Use a KyotoWheel for energy recovery. KyotoWheel utilizes outside air to cool servers in the data center. The inside heat is removed via the wheel, but there is minimal air transfer between the outside and the computer room, reducing the amount of contaminants and humidity introduced into the server room while dramatically increasing cooling efficiency. KyotoWheel is available exclusively in KyotoCooling data center solutions. Available for new construction, retrofit, and Series 100 CRAC replacement systems.
Contact us to discuss an energy recovery solution for your data center.