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Aligned Data Center

Water-Efficient Data Centers: a ‘Disruptive Solution’ to Drought

Data centers are a thirsty lot, guzzling huge amounts of water to support their cooling needs. A modest 1 MW data center facility can easily consume more than 4.4 million liters (1.2 million gallons) annually, according to Emerson Network Power’s Jack Pouchet from, who also sits on the board of … Read more »

Mitsubishi Electric Builds $12M Technology Training Center

Mitsubishi Electric says its Thai-based subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric Kang Yong Watana, has invested over 400 million baht ($12 million) in a new training center that will promote cooling technology education and advance other environmentally sustainable technologies for housing and commercial buildings, including air-conditioning, home-appliance and housing systems. The Advance & … Read more »

ATN 4 BK-PT

Air-Conditioning Recycling for Industrial Cooling

ATN Engineering has released its ATN 4 BK-PT, designed for the degassing of all types of industrial cooling devices. With a condensing capacity of 60 KG refrigerant per hour, the company says it is the biggest machine of his kind. With the ATN 4 BK-PT, facilities can degas even quicker … Read more »

‘Greener’ Magnetic Cooling Method

A team of Canadian-Bulgarian researchers have developed a method for magnetic cooling that’s far more efficient and “greener” than today’s standard fluid-compression form of refrigeration. The method relies on solid magnetic substances called magnetocaloric materials to act as the refrigerant in miniaturized magnetic refrigerators. As the team describes in the journal … Read more »

Giant Eagle, Albertsons, Whole Foods Among 2012 GreenChill Awards Winners

Pittsburgh’s Giant Eagle and Albertsons in Carpinteria, Calif., among other supermarkets, have won EPA awards for using more environmentally friendly refrigerants. The 2012 GreenChill Environmental Achievement Awards are part of the EPA partnership program that works with about 8,000 stores, representing more than 20 percent of the supermarket industry. According … Read more »

Intel Stores Servers in Oil to Reduce Energy

Intel has completed a yearlong test of Green Revolution Cooling’s oil-based coolant for server storage, and found the technology can reduce data centers’ energy usage. Intel says oil-cooled systems only use another 2 or 3 percent of their power for cooling, compared with a typical air-cooled server, which uses 50 … Read more »

Coca-Cola, Fuji ‘Power-Free’ Vending Machine Cuts Daytime Energy Use 95%

Coca-Cola Japan and Fuji Electric Retail Systems developed a vending machine that can operate without using power for cooling for up to 16 hours per day, reducing daytime energy use by 95 percent, the companies say. Coca-Cola will begin testing the A011, part of the Apollo energy-saving vending machine development … Read more »