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220 viewsNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Technical Services Manager David Gallaher displays cooling unit features during construction of the NSIDC Green Data Center. The evaporative units reduce cooling energy by more than 90 percent.
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246 viewsBob Muckle, mayor of Louisville, Colorado, and National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Program Manager Ronald Weaver during the Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. Weaver is co-investigator of the Green Data Center, which slashed energy consumption for data center cooling by more than 90 percent. Weaver also manages the NASA Snow and Ice Distributed Active Archive Center, NASA's single largest earth sciences data management program at the University of Colorado Boulder. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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274 viewsDavid Gallaher, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Technical Services Manager; Valeriy Maisotsenko, Chief Scientist and founder of Coolerado; and TJ Deora, director of the Colorado Governor's Energy Office at the Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. Maisotsenko invented the data center's new cooling technology that uses 90 percent less energy than traditional air conditioning. The Green Data Center also uses an extensive rooftop solar array that results in a total energy savings of 70 percent. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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339 viewsDavid Gallaher, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Technical Services Manager; Stein Sture, University of Colorado Vice Chancellor for Research; and William Lewis, Acting Director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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225 viewsNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Technical Services Manager David Gallaher at the Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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239 viewsNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Program Manager Ronald Weaver, U.S. Representative Jared Polis, and NSIDC Technical Services Manager David Gallaher toast the Green Data Center on May 4, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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213 viewsU.S. Representative Jared Polis looks on as National Snow and Ice Data Center Technical Services Manager David Gallaher flips a ceremonial switch for the Green Data Center on May 4, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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219 viewsNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Technical Services Manager David Gallaher explains to U.S. Representative Jared Polis (in yellow shirt) and other guests how the Green Data Center saves energy, on May 4, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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240 viewsA rooftop solar array reflects a sunny Colorado sky as guests, including U.S. Representative Jared Polis, tour the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) during the Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012. The Green Data Center project uses new cooling technology that uses 90 percent less energy than traditional air conditioning, and an extensive rooftop solar array that results in a total energy savings of 70 percent. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC

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224 viewsNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Technical Services Manager David Gallaher explains to U.S. Representative Jared Polis (in yellow shirt) and other guests how the Green Data Center saves energy, on May 4, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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215 viewsNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) staff Rich Lutes examines an old data storage robot hand as fellow staff Jeff Groth looks on. The robot hand was decommissioned and the data tape library converted to smaller space-efficient storage to make way for the Green Data Center' s new, energy-saving cooling units. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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202 viewsNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Program Manager Ron Weaver and NSIDC Director Mark Serreze at the Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado.—Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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