The Willdan data center team combines a unique blend of in-depth technical and market expertise to design custom approaches for the data center industry. Our team understands the unique motivations of each stakeholder, and we work with data center owners, IT managers and facilities engineers to identify mutually-beneficial energy improvement projects that increase productivity while reducing energy costs. We successfully deliver energy savings to utilities, public entities, end users, vendors and other stakeholders working within this complex and rapidly changing community.
Our data center team provides thought leadership in the area of data center energy efficiency. We regularly share our insights and participate in the national discussion by authoring white papers, presenting at conferences, and regularly contributing to major data center magazines and publications.
Our services include: engineering and technical analysis; measurement and verification; site assessments and benchmarking (e.g. PUE, DCiE); vendor and design review; certification assistance (e.g. Energy Star, LEED); continuous commissioning; utility incentives; owners representative and construction management; and program and project management.
Sample Data Center Projects
- ComEd Commercial & Industrial Data Center Energy Efficiency Incentive Program
- Con Edison-NYSERDA Joint Data Center Program
- NYSERDA Industrial Process Efficiency (IPE) Program – Data Centers
- CenterPoint Energy Data Center Energy Efficiency Program
Representative Project: Equinix Data Center Cooling Upgrade
Willdan worked with Equinix, one of the world’s large data center and collocation facility provider, to reduce the energy usage of their El Segundo, California data center. Willdan performed an energy audit and presented Equinix with energy efficiency measures. The resulting projects, which included upgrading their air handling units and chillers with more efficient equipment, reduced their energy consumption by 8.5 million kWh/year, reducing their electricity bill by $750,000 each year and earning them a $1,060,722 rebate check from Southern California Edison (SCE). Equinix spent about $4 million in upgrades, for which they will see a payback in less than two years.