Energy Cost Savings

CFDesign offers many tangible benefits that help you optimize and manage data center configuration. What’s more, we can actually “fund our own efforts” through the energy savings we can create for you. CFDesign Is prepared to prove it. The following chart shows a hypothetical example (rough estimate) of potential energy savings gained from allowing CFDesign to bring your data center into optimization. It is based on the current energy usage of a typical large data center. Your actual savings will vary.

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When you engage CFDesign to conduct an audit of your Data Center (See Data Center Audit Service) we will prepare an Executive Summary that will provide a detailed assessment of your projected energy savings, customized to your data center. It will help you determine whether energy savings measures warrant further investigation and action.

A number of energy efficiency opportunities with varying payback periods will be identified during the assessment. Additionally, CFDesign will provide a report with a list of recommended next steps to formalize your energy savings goals. Here is a hypothetical excerpt of such a list.

 Category Brief Description Detailed Description
 Air Mgt Place supply devices in cold aisles only Perforated floor tiles or over-head supply diffusers should only be placed in the cold aisles to match the “consumption” of air by the electronic equipment. Too little or too much supply air results in poor overall thermal and/or energy conditions. Note that the hot aisles are supposed to be hot, and supplies should not be placed in those areas
 Air Mgt Implement a tile/diffuser location program A program should be in place to maintain the alternating hot and cold aisle configuration of perforated tiles or over-head diffusers. There should be no reason to place tiles or diffusers in the hot equipment aisles.