It takes a tremendous amount of energy and often copious amounts of water to power and cool any data center. In fact, data centers contribute to industry’s consumption of 45% of all available clean water. Hence, water usage and water management has become a top of-mind concern among environmentally-conscious data center operators and their customers alike.
Aligned Energy recently sought to reduce water consumption at its data center in Phoenix, Ariz. Thanks to the company’s cooling technology, Delta, its adaptive data center platform already requires up to 80% less energy and consumes up to 85% less water, with the ability to run waterless as required. However, based on growing customer demand and our shared commitment to environmental stewardship, the company sought to achieve even greater levels of water conservation and water usage savings.
Aligned installed a soft water program to the fluid cooler system at its Phoenix data center. The soft water management program is a holistic approach to saving water, energy, labor cleaning hours and treatment chemicals, while maintaining excellent equipment health.
A new report from Aligned Energy explores how the company ramped up soft water and water management to save a total of 24 million gallons of water annually at its Phoenix data center.