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223 viewsNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Program Manager Ronald Weaver shows guests air vents, which allow warm air from the data center to escape outdoors, at the Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. —Credit: Kristin Bjornsen/CIRES
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219 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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216 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/NSIDC
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215 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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212 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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209 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/NSIDC
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207 viewsPanels in the solar array absorb the sunshine on the roof of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Guests of the NSIDC Green Data Center open house received tours of the energy-saving facilities on May 4, 2012. —Credit: Kristin Bjornsen/CIRES
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200 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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198 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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192 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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189 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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188 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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