Energy Insights

Fairbanks Energy Services Secures Validated Power Savings for vXchnge

Posted by Shannon Shea on October 3, 2017


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, N.Y. & HINGHAM, Mass.--()--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 2x4 recessed troffers with modern 2x4 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.”

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Topics: vxchnge, datacenter, ledlighting