Green with Envy? Check out Sun's New Green(er) Colorado Datacenter
By Nicole Maloney on Jan 29, 2009
Earlier this week, Sun unveiled its Broomfield Datacenter, the largest datacenter consolidation project undertaken in the company's history, saving more than an estimated $1 million in electricity costs each year. In addition to all the details found in the press release, there are many other specifics that make this particular datacenter an eco-efficient and sustainable one.
More Cool (Green) Facts:
- The team used outdoor light and reflective white ceilings with perimeter sensors to lessen the lighting requirement and reduce energy usage.
- Rubber flooring was used from renewable raw materials that do not require any chemical coating.
- Paperless gypsum board with low volatile organic compounds which received the prestigious GREENGUARD Children & School Indoor Air Quality Certification was also used.
- Formaldehyde free insulation was installed to eliminate toxic air contaminates identified by the California EPA to cause cancer.
- Variable Frequency Drives are on fan coils, motors, primary and secondary pumps for chilled water and other areas. By doing this, the team can match consumption with demand to only consume what is needed, when it is needed.