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Commercial, Energy Efficiency, Industrial  -  October 18, 2017

LED retrofit slashes vXchnge data center energy use

A year after the completion of a lighting retrofit at one of its data centers, information and technology services company vXchnge Operating LLC has reported a reduction in electrical consumption by 244,000 kWh. 

The project, which was completed in July 2016, replaced 147 2x4 recessed troffers with modern 2x4 LED kits equipped with integrated occupancy and daylight sensors at the 38,000 square-foot vXchnge data center in Westchester County, N.Y. The integrated sensors increased energy savings from the retrofit by more than 20% percent, allowing fixtures to be grouped together and dimmed down to IES recommended light levels, according to a news release from Fairbanks Energy Services, which oversaw the project.

The Chappaqua, N.Y., data center is one of many vXchnge data centers that meet required energy-efficient standards to be named a U.S. EPA-certified green data center.

"Fairbanks Energy services was instrumental in helping us improve the efficiency of our Chappaqua data center and create optimal operating conditions for our customers," Ross Warrington, regional VP of operations at vXchnge, said in a statement. "We continue to invest in efficiency measures that reduce our carbon footprint while ensuring that the mission-critical demands of our clients are met." 

Warrington also noted that vXchnge is consistently recognized by the EPA's Green Power Partners program as a top 30 technology and telecom company using green power. 

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