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RagingWire Earns EPA's ENERGY STAR(R) for Superior Energy Efficiency(January 18, 2012)
SACRAMENTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/12 -- RagingWire Data Centers, the nation's premier data center provider, announced today that its original Sacramento data center (CA1) has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR certification. This accomplishment signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. RagingWire is the only 2011 ENERGY STAR certified data center focused on multi-tenant collocation services.
"RagingWire is pleased to accept the EPA's ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts," said Yatish Mishra, president and CEO of RagingWire. "Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to energy efficiency innovation and environmental stewardship at all levels of the RagingWire organization."
Commercial buildings that earn EPA's ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. RagingWire's CA1 facility leveraged energy efficient design improvements to garner over 10.7 million kWH of energy savings in the endeavor to gain ENERGY STAR certification -- equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 1,447 passenger vehicles. Given the power density requirements specific to data centers, an organization-wide commitment to energy conservation and efficiency is required to successfully earn the EPA ENERGY STAR certification.
RagingWire improved its energy performance by teaming with Johnson Controls and Synapsense to improve data floor environmental monitoring and chiller efficiency. RagingWire also worked with Schneider Electric to retrofit HVAC plant pumps with variable frequency drive motors which resulted in increased energy efficiency. These cost effective and energy efficient improvements will also be implemented in RagingWire's newest 140,000 square-foot data center under construction in northern Virginia. The EPA ENERGY STAR evaluation process is already in progress for RagingWire's second data center on its Sacramento, California campus. Combined, RagingWire has more than 600,000 square feet of data center space to serve capacity demands from Fortune 1000 clients and a broad spectrum of internet content providers.
"Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings is critical to protecting our environment," said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. "From the chiller room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their buildings more efficient and earning EPA's ENERGY STAR certification."
EPA's ENERGY STAR energy performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide. A building that scores a 75 or higher on EPA's 1-100 scale may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification. Commercial buildings that can earn the ENERGY STAR include offices, bank branches, data centers, financial centers, retail stores, courthouses, hospitals, hotels, K-12 schools, medical offices, supermarkets, dormitories, houses of worship, and warehouses.
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Last year alone, with the help of ENERGY STAR, Americans saved $18 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 34 million vehicles.
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Commercial Buildings: www.energystar.gov/labeledbuildings
RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc. provides highly customized and flexible collocation solutions to meet the needs of high-density, data-intensive enterprise companies. RagingWire operates N+2 redundant, highly secure Enterprise Data Center campuses in California and Northern Virginia engineered to provide 100% availability and highly scalable power and cooling in conjunction with managed IT solutions for companies with mission critical IT systems. Outsourcing to RagingWire's carrier-neutral data centers enables clients to reduce operating costs, be more efficient, and improve time to market. More information is available at www.ragingwire.com.
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