The ROI of Cooling System Energy Efficiency Upgrades

09 June, 2011 | Case Study

Tom Brey, IBM Pamela Lembke, IBM Joe Prisco, IBM Ken Abbott, Emerson Dominic Cortese, Emerson Kerry Hazelrigg, Disney Jim Larson, Disney Stan Shaffer, MSI Travis North, Chatsworth Products Tommy Darby, Texas Instruments

Data center managers and operators want to operate their facilities more efficiently, but struggle to justify the business return on various energy savings investments. They lack the capability to cite vendor independent studies that provide the relative importance and savings those changes provide. The Green Grid and a member company have evaluated a number of energy efficiency upgrades made by the company within a production data center. The results of this study should help data center operators worldwide determine the return on investment (ROI) of specific investments and the relative value of each upgrade.