Digital Realty Achieves ‘Better Buildings Challenge’ Energy Reduction Goal
May 18, 2017
John Dumler, Technical Operations Manager, Energy
Better Buildings is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative designed to improve our lives by driving leadership in energy innovation. By accelerating investment in responsible technologies and sharing success stories with the public, the initiative aims to preserve a brighter, more sustainable future for all Americans.
Steps that were taken to achieve this significant energy savings include implementing HVAC upgrades like VFD’s, EC fan kits and controls optimizations. Other improvements included air management improvements, containment deployments and SLA modifications to allow for enhanced economizer operation.
Recently, Digital Realty had the honor of being recognized as a goal achiever by the Department of Energy during their Better Buildings Summit on May 16th in Washington, D.C. This was an excellent opportunity to hear other energy reduction success stories and to connect with other business leaders who have taken great strides in the area of sustainability.