Gwynedd County Council
Gwynedd County Council has been aiming to reduce electricity consumption and loweing its carbon footprint. Its server room was at the end of its effective life and was not capable of supporting this commitment to energy efficiency. In addition, the Council had concerns about the risk of flooding as the server room was located in the basement of the building.
Taking the following steps were considered to be crucial for the Council:
The above was expected to be done whilst simultaneously keeping all aspects ofthe Council running in a live environment. This was achieved by moving and installing the entire system over one weekend in May 2010. An air cooling system was installed in the new server room. The system comprises of free air cooling, cold aisle enclosure and electronic UPS systems.
The benefits derived from this move are:
Name: David Mark Lewis
Title/role: Energy Manager
Organisation: Gwynedd County Council
Telephone: 012866 79307