MCIS: Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency with Energy Audit
The need to reduce energy costs and know the efficiency of your facility is a crucial business practice for successful budgeting, and knowing how to reduce the energy costs to build that efficiency is a key factor. You probably understand how much power your data center uses, and know that is not an indicator of efficiency. Facilities that provide high capacity and performance typically have greater energy consumption than standard facilities, but this is not an inefficiency indicator. To determine how efficient your facility is, it is important to know where the power is being utilized and/or lost, as well as how it compares to other facilities of similar size and performance levels.
Organizations must conduct a thorough energy audit in order to determine their infrastructure is currently using power before an analysis of efficiency is completed.
MCIS Energy Auditing is the First Step toward Lowering Power Costs
At Miller Critical Infrastructure Solutions (MCIS), we understand how important it is to optimize power usage in your critical infrastructure. We also understand that analyzing energy efficiency statistics can be a burdensome effort, thus many facility managers do not have the time to accomplish an accurate analysis. MCIS provides the resources to accomplish the energy audit, thorough analysis, and propose changes which may be needed to improve the efficiency of your facility.
Energy Auditing Services from MCIS can:
- Provide a detailed view into how power is being utilized
- Turn audit results into usable action plans
- Continuous analysis to prove plans are working
A Full Understanding of How Power Is Used Across Systems
While many people tend to think of data centers or critical power systems as unified working system, the truth is that they’re actually made up of several different interconnected systems, including IT, HVAC, critical and building electrical systems. Some of these systems use more power than others, and therefore offer better returns when it comes to improving efficiency.
At MCIS, we understand that in order to be effective, an energy auditing plan has to be able to go below the surface and look at each of these individual systems at a granular level. With this information, you are better able to understand where the inefficiencies are located within your infrastructure, and to address them.
Turning Data Center Energy Audit Results into Action Plans
While energy auditing is the first step toward establishing a more efficient infrastructure, it certainly shouldn’t be your last. Here at MCIS, we understand that the purpose of auditing is to give you a benchmark. While many data center admins get preoccupied with energy efficiency ratings like PUE and DCiE, the team of engineers at MCIS knows that such ratings only exist to help you gage the efficiency of your infrastructure, so that you can turn that knowledge into better results.
At MCIS, we don’t stop with energy auditing. We help you understand what the results of your energy audit really mean, so that you can get actionable insights to drive down power costs within your infrastructure.
On-going support to help you accurately determine how successful your efficiency measures are
It is important for data center and critical power admins to understand that increasing energy efficiency should be an iterative process. Your first energy audit should help you identify the “low-hanging fruit”, or things you can do to get better energy efficiency results immediately. Over time, as you conduct further energy audits, you will be doing so both to find new opportunities to become more energy efficient, and to verify that the changes you’ve made in the past have had the positive effect you were looking for.
At MCIS, we believe that an ongoing program of energy audits is the best way to ensure real and long-lasting results. That’s why our team doesn’t stop with conducting a single energy audit. Instead, we continue to come back and conduct energy audits at regular intervals over time, giving you a better look at how your efficiency measures are paying off.
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