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201 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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190 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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172 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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204 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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221 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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273 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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117 viewsNational Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Director Mark Serreze at the Green Data Center open house on May 4, 2012. The Green Data Center design team was led by NSIDC Technical Services Manager David Gallaher, in collaboration with Serreze, and NASA NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Manager Ronald Weaver; Rick Osbaugh from RMH Group in Denver; Otto Van Geet from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); and Lee Gillan from Coolerado Corporation. —Credit: Natasha Vizcarra/NSIDC
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132 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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183 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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200 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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174 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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177 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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