We’ve implemented a wide variety of sustainable practices such as employing 100% renewable power for our data centers, reducing our power consumption through motion sensor lighting and purchasing state-of-the-art low voltage processors in our servers. We offer a suite of custom products from data center locations that are LEED certified and implement sustainability practices to achieve some of the lowest overall power use effectiveness (PUE) ratings in the industry.
Green Power: Our Hillsboro data center benefits from state-of-the-art energy efficiency, as well as direct access to Oregon’s clean, inexpensive power, abundant domestic and Trans-Pacific network choices, and tax-free financial incentives. This combination translates to massive cost-savings for our customers.
PGE & BPA Renewable Power: Our company’s commitment for sustaining our global environment is at the forefront of what we do. We support PGE and BPA through their renewable power program providing our clients a green and sustainable environment for their internet solutions.
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.
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 clean power options.
High-Efficiency HVAC Units: We use highly efficiency computer room Air Conditioning units that utilize VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives), which allow air handlers to vary speeds based on IT to maximize efficiency and power usage.
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%.
Water Side Economizers: We incorporate HVAC adjustment that use the evaporative cooling capacity of a cooling tower to produce chilled water and can be used instead of the chiller during the winter months.
Air-Side Economizers: We utilize air-side economizers that bring outside air into the building and distribute it to the servers. Instead of being re-circulated and cooled, the exhaust air from the servers is simply directed outside.
Cold Aisle Containment: Server racks are oriented so that the fronts of the servers face each other. In addition, the backs of the server racks also face each other. This orientation creates alternating “hot aisle/cold aisle” rows. Such a layout greatly reduces energy losses and also prolongs the life of the servers. In addition, blanking panels are incorporated to further maintain the cold aisle integrity.