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168 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 NSIDC114 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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149 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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168 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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178 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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191 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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171 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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169 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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194 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/NSIDCMay 07, 2012
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128 viewsUniversity and community leaders celebrate the Green Data Center with NSIDC staff on May 4, 2012 in Boulder. Colorado. First row, left to right: Jeanne Behnke, Science Operations Manager at NASA's Earth Science Data and Information System; Emily Jasiak, Louisville City Council; Lesley Smith, outreach staff at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES); Deb Gardner, Boulder County Commissioner; Frances Draper, University of Colorado Vice Chancellor for Strategic Relations;
Lisa Morzel, Boulder City Council; and U.S. Representative Jared Polis. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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198 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/NSIDCMay 07, 2012
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266 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/NSIDCMay 07, 2012
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