Our data center is powered 100% by Green Wind Power. By making a commitment to renewable power, we are joining more than 54,000 households and businesses in Oregon who are already demonstrating their environmental stewardship. Together with other PGE customers, we have helped avoid the emission of over 625 million pounds of carbon dioxide into Portland’s air since 2002. This constitutes the equivalent of not driving 695 million miles, or taking over 55,000 cars off the road. We take pride using green power and continue to explore addition methods for utilizing it in our data center.
PGE Renewable Power
Our company’s commitment for sustaining our global environment is at the forefront of what we do. We support PGE through their renewable power program providing our clients a green and sustainable environment for their internet solutions.
The BioDiesel Alliance
Opus Interactive is a member of the BioDiesel Alliance. This alliance is a diverse coalition of organizations, agencies and businesses from across the nation who find common ground in their support for biodiesel fuel.
Green Power Partnership
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,000 Partner organizations voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually.
World Community Grid
Opus Interactive is a World Community Grid partner supporting the mission to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Our work with the World Community Grid is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better. Our success depends on individuals – like you – collectively contributing their unused computer time to this not-for-profit endeavor. Come learn more about the Grid http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org and join our team here.
Highly Efficient Data Centers
We occupy state-of-the-art data centers that are built to LEED Silver and Gold Certified standards. These facilities incorporate unprecedented levels of energy efficiency and control—including 100% aisle containment, and the ability to take advantage of Oregon’s clean power options.
We use Liebert Air Conditioning units that use a technology called GLYCOOL. The GLYCOOL system is a patented Liebert process that allows colder outdoor temperatures to reduce or eliminate compressor operation. This not only reduces operating costs, it increases reliability. It works like this: When outdoor temperatures are above room temperature, the GLYCOOL system functions as a normally-cooled system. But when outdoor temperatures fall below room temperatures, the glycol that circulates between the condenser and the drycooler becomes cold enough to provide some or all of the room’s cooling needs. This technology gives us a cooling efficiency of more than 17%.
Low Footprint Servers
When we shifted from traditional servers to HP blade servers, our primary “eco” benefit showed up as significant power savings of nearly 30%.
The main difference from traditional servers to blades servers is a full chassis of blades (chassis is the enclosure that houses a set of 16 blades) that runs off redundant, 3 phase Power circuits. So 16 blades running off six power supplies on 3 phase power is much more efficient than 16 rack-and-stack servers all using their own power source.
Blade servers also create a high-density infrastructure to maximize space efficiencies. Blade servers take up 37% less space than traditional servers. They also produce less heat than traditional rack-and-stack servers. The higher density nature of blade servers does create additional heat requiring additional cooling resources which we have solved by using our highly efficient 4500 ton HVAC systems. We thereby maintain and enhance our eco approach to the data center environment.
Opus Interactive pulls together team, friends and families to volunteer quarterly with SOLVE, a state-wide non-profit organization that takes action every day to keep Oregon clean and green. SOLVE mobilizes over 35,000 volunteers and organize over 1,000 cleanup and restoration projects throughout the state.
In addition to volunteer activities, Opus Interactive donates hosting services for the SOLVE website.
Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves members throughout Oregon, and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington 40 areas called “service units” provide volunteer-led support to girls and adults in their geographic area. Opus Interactive donates hosting services and maintenance to enable the organization’s efforts.
Tech Scholarship Program
Beginning in 2014-15 year, Opus Interactive will establish an annual Tech Scholarship for graduating seniors who are pursuing an education in Technology.
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