Installation of efficient lighting and modern controls leads to proven annual energy savings of 244,000 kWh for vXchnge’s Chappaqua, New York data center while also securing significant utility incentive
CHAPPAQUA, NEW YORK and HINGHAM, MA – October 3, 2017– Today, Fairbanks Energy Services, a full-service design/build energy conservation firm and leader in developing comprehensive commercial and industrial efficiency projects and vXchnge, a leading carrier-neutral colocation provider, announced the 2016 lighting retrofit at vXchnge’s Chappaqua, New York Edge data center has reduced the facility’s power usage by 244,000 kWh in its first year.
Completed in July 2016, the lighting retrofit lowered the data center’s electrical consumption by 244,000 kWh, or the equivalent electricity needed to power 19 U.S. households for one year. vXchnge’s Chappaqua data center is one of many vXchnge data centers that meet required energy-efficient standards as “green data centers,” as certified by the Environmental Protection Agency.
To achieve this reduction, Fairbanks Energy Services replaced one hundred and forty-seven 2×4 recessed troffers with modern 2×4 LED kits equipped with integrated occupancy and daylight sensors at the 38,000 sq. ft. data center. 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.
“Fairbanks Energy services was instrumental in helping us improve the efficiency of our Chappaqua data center and create optimal operating conditions for our customers,” said Ross Warrington, Regional VP of Operations at vXchnge. “vXchnge is consistently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Top 30 technology and telecom company using green power, and we continue to invest in efficiency measures that reduce our carbon footprint while ensuring that the mission critical demands of our clients are met.”
“This comprehensive lighting and controls upgrade has resulted in tremendous validated reductions in energy usage and cost that vXchnge and their customers will enjoy for years to come,” said Ross Fairbanks, COO, Fairbanks Energy Services. “We are always delighted to see the benchmarks in an efficiency project achieved. Since completing the retrofit at the Chappaqua data center 12 months ago, the savings have been impressive and a testament to the impact that modern lighting solutions can have on a company’s bottom line.”
vXchnge is a leading carrier-neutral colocation services provider dedicated to improving the business performance of its customers. Companies can leverage vXchnge’s interconnections and strategically located data centers across US growth markets. vXchnge delivers unmatched brand protection and reliability to global and emerging growth brands through its data-center-as-a-service solution. The company is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.vxchnge.com or connect on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
About Fairbanks Energy Services
Fairbanks Energy Services is a full-service design/build energy conservation firm dedicated to providing cost-effective retrofit solutions for our clients. Our comprehensive approach and deep knowledge of federal, state and municipal incentive programs allows us to identify, develop and install solutions that maximize savings while minimizing capital outlay. The team’s 30 years of experience in providing energy conservation services for commercial and industrial clients throughout the country allows Fairbanks Energy to create energy-saving solutions that are also aligned with the comfort, aesthetics, and budgetary needs of clients and their employees.
Learn more at http://www.fairbanksenergy.com.