SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) today was recognized for its continued environmental stewardship to improve its energy efficiency, conserve resources, and reduce waste.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) presented NetApp with a rebate of $1,427,477 under PG&Es Non-Residential New Construction Program, which encourages PG&Es commercial, industrial, high-technology, and agricultural customers to implement energy-efficient building and process design and construction. NetApps rebate is the largest new construction incentive PG&E has ever awarded. NetApp received the rebate for the design of its new Sunnyvale engineering data center and the measures it implemented to more efficiently provide power and decrease the energy needed for cooling. Upgrades included environmentally friendly flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, energy-efficient transformers, outside air economizers, and a variable primary chiller plant.
As a result of NetApps energy efficiency improvements, its data center is projected to operate at power usage effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.3, which is considered a best-in-class metric for data center energy efficiency. In addition, PG&E estimates that NetApp will save more than 11,100,000 kilowatt-hours each year, which represents a savings of more than $1,178,000 and a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 3,391 tons annually.