NEW YORK, NY – December 16, 2016 – Aligned, a sustainable technology company with a mission to innovate and optimize infrastructure within data centers to eliminate waste of materials, energy and water, announced today that the company received the Global Sustainability Leadership Award at the Business Intelligence Group’s 2016 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor premier people, teams and organizations that have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.
“Data centers continue to be one of the fastest-growing users of energy and water in today’s economy,” said Jakob Carnemark, founder and CEO of Aligned. “We are honored to receive this award as it is our mission to continue to identify and implement solutions that dramatically reduce the environmental and economic impact of the rapidly expanding digital world. It serves as yet another testament to the hard work and innovation of our employees.”
Aligned is recognized for the delivery of highly sustainable and cost-effective mechanical and electrical systems that adapt to changing needs of the digital world. The company has reinvented modern data center cooling systems to use fewer parts and run more efficiently. A patented and highly-optimized modular heat removal cycle has enabled the company to achieve reductions of up to 85% less water, 80-90% less energy and 40% less infrastructure in its ultra-efficient data centers, as compared to traditional mission critical facilities. Also, in collaboration with Swedish-based Climeon, they have developed a fully-integrated green platform that has the ability to power their next-generation data center in Phoenix with 100% clean electricity from waste heat.
“Our judges made it clear that Aligned should be recognized for their sustainability efforts,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director, Business Intelligence Group. “Their innovation and leadership should serve as a model for organizations around the globe. Congratulations to the entire team.”
Aligned continues to use its world-class talent and resources to develop innovative first-of-its-kind solutions to better build and operate data centers for large enterprises and cloud providers in a much more efficient and environmentally-friendly way. With their second “pay-for-use” data center in Phoenix, a 550,000SF, 62MW campus, scheduled to come online in early 2017, Aligned has charted a course to reach the 100% green carbon neutral data center by tackling the industry’s well-documented power, cooling and water consumption issues while dramatically lowering operating costs.
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