To what lengths will cloud computing services companies go to position their infrastructure as the most energy-efficient or least destructive for the environment?
Cleveland Clinic, www.clevelandclinic.org, Cleveland, Ohio, is a nonprofit multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based on the principles of cooperation, compassion, and innovation.
RICHMOND – State and Federal officials joined with Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Superintendents Association today to confer ENERGY STAR recognition on 11 schools. The sought-after designation indicates that the schools are in the top 25% nationally for energy efficiency, and that they meet stringent standards for health, ventilation, comfort, and lighting quality.
“Trying to change a light bulb in a hospital is not trivial when you’re talking about infection control challenges and patient impact,” Jeff Whitson says. “In a simple office building, you don’t have the same challenges. That’s what I love about what I do. In a hospital setting, improving energy efficiency isn’t as simple as you might think.”
Many conventional data center spaces are cooled with computer room air conditioner (CRAC) and computer room air handler (CRAH) units with constant-speed, belt-driven, forward curved fans. Replacement of these fans/motors with plug fan/motor assemblies is becoming a common retrofit in SVP territory.