CentriLogic is proactively pursuing initiatives to improve the efficiency of its operations.
We believe that implementing processes and technologies to decrease the environmental impact of our operations is not just a moral obligation but also just good business.
DC Power Capabilities in Facilities
We are currently looking at increasing the capacity of client-available DC Power in our facilities. This will result in higher efficiency with reduced heat production by saving energy spent on power conversion and cooling.
virtualization: To increase efficiencies for its customers, CL has implemented managed hosting that takes advantage of improved power utilization and reduced physical equipment associated with virtualization.
Green Systems Incentive Program
CL is designing a ‘green systems program’ to incent co-location customers to implement energy efficient equipment and utilize energy conservation practices.
Other Initiatives Under Consideration
CL is also considering additional green investments to reduce energy consumption, including:
- possible use of biodiesel for standby generators
- the viability of air or water side economizers for cooling
- adjustment of CRAC fan speeds and the use of a wider range of cooling and humidification to match ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) specifications.
- Installation of a return air plenum that further segregates hot and cold air.
- Installation of motion sensors in data centers to limit lighting to times of occupancy.
- Replacing roofing materials in dedicated buildings to white PVC installed on the roof, the building now reflects sunlight and heat rather than absorbing it, reducing the cooling load of the building by as much as 15 percent.
- Investigating newer cooling strategies to leverage cold weather locations of DCs
- upgrading to more efficient UPS technologies to shift the power factor closer to unity