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by Better Buildings Beat Team on Aug 02, 2019
On July 9, D.C.-area properties opened their doors to 2019 Summit attendees to showcase their stand-out energy, water, and renewable efficiency measures. Below are highlights from one of the tours. Better Buildings Data Center partners Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) and Iron Mountain...
by Daniel Robinson, DOE on Oct 26, 2017
Good news for owners and operators of small data centers in Maryland! This summer, Maryland’s Energy Administration (MEA) announced the Data Center Energy Efficiency Grant Program (DCEEG), which awards grants from $20,000 to $200,000 for eligible energy efficiency projects in commercial, state/...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Aug 04, 2017
The Smart Energy Analytics (SEA) Campaign encourages the use of commercially available Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) technologies and ongoing monitoring practices to help uncover energy-saving opportunities and improve building performance for the long run. With building...
by Andre de Fontaine on Nov 23, 2016
Today, more than ever, our economy runs on computing power. Even Black Friday is being supplanted by Cyber Monday. While the internet, mobile phones, and other connected devices make our lives easier in so many ways, there is a downside. Processing, storing, and distributing this electronic data...
by Jess Swaringen on Jan 11, 2016
Better Buildings Challenge partner Digital Realty Trust Inc., a data center solutions and services provider based in San Francisco, CA recently earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification for its facility in Lithia Springs, Georgia.  The certification acknowledges...