One Thing That You Cannot
Recycle Is Wasted Energy…
Data Center Power Usage
Data centers (DCs) worldwide consume a huge amount of energy, and their usage increases year-over-year. Some factors involved in energy usage are its location, when built, type of equipment, facilities purpose, i.e. (Level I, II, III or IV), and size. The ability of each DC to upgrade to more efficient systems is based on those factors. Not all DCs are equal, nor are their operating budgets.
What DCs have in common is the great amount of power they consume. However, there is always room for efficiency upgrades in all of them, if the desire and financial ability exist. And of course, not only does this help the environment, it can also represent huge cost savings for the DC.
Data Centers Waste A Lot Of Energy
If just half of the savings potential from adopting energy efficiency best practices were realized, data centers could slash their electricity use by as much as 50%. This represents a savings of $3.8 billion and 39 billion kilowatt-hours, in the U.S. alone, equivalent to the annual electricity use of all the households in the state of Michigan.
“Climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future but, at the same time, addressing the climate challenge presents a golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for all.”
Ban Ki-Moon, Former Secretary-General of UN