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250 viewsSupplies for the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Green Data Center sit ready to be lifted to the roof for installation. —Credit: Ron Weaver/NSIDCJun 06, 2012
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286 viewsGuests enjoy the buffet line at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Green Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. —Credit: Kristin Bjornsen/CIRESJun 06, 2012
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255 viewsSupplies for the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Green Data Center were lifted by crane onto the roof where workers installed a solar array aimed at reducing energy consumption for data center cooling by more than 90 percent. —Credit: Ron Weaver/NSIDCJun 06, 2012
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225 viewsRonald Weaver (fifth from left) accepts an award for the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) with representatives of the RMH Group, an engineering consulting firm, on May 14, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. The Uptime Institute conferred the two organizations with the 2012 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Award for the Green Data Center project, an on-budget retrofit project which reduced the data center's energy use by 90 percent. Weaver is Principal Investigator and Manager of the NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) at NSIDC. --Credit: Uptime InstituteMay 17, 2012
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221 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/NSIDCMay 07, 2012
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Polis tweets NSIDC148 viewsLesley Smith of the Boulder Valley School Board of Education and Lisa Morzel of the Boulder City Council with U.S. Representative Jared Polis, at the Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012 in Boulder. Polis tweets, "At @NSIDC ribbon cutting 4 new green data center, 70 % less energy use, did u know data ctrs use as much energy as 6 million households?" —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/National Snow and Ice Data CenterMay 07, 2012
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210 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/NSIDCMay 07, 2012
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223 viewsNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Director Mark Serreze and Coolerado founder and chief scientist Valeriy Maisotsenko 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. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDCMay 07, 2012
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232 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/NSIDCMay 07, 2012
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247 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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228 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/NSIDCMay 07, 2012
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220 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/NSIDCMay 07, 2012
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