|Submission Date||Oct. 14, 2015|
|1.00 / 1.00||
In 2013, and again in 2014, the UW Tower Data Center earned EPA ENERGY STAR certification for energy efficiency, lowered carbon footprint and slowing the growth of future power needs. Only 28 U.S. data centers were ENERGY STAR certified for 2014; the UW is one of just two universities to be recognized. For 2014, the UW earned a score of 98 out of 100—three points higher than in 2013. In addition, by consolidating its data centers from five to three and by improving efficiencies, the UW reduced its carbon footprint by 180 tons and saved $150,000 per year during a three-year period. As part of the UW’s Climate Action plan, more savings are expected under a proposed policy, which calls for a moratorium on future server room deployments or upgrades. UW-IT will support business units in considering their options, including efficient and centrally-managed UW-IT data centers or cloud-based solutions. The UW Tower Data Center provides managed space, power and cooling of critical infrastructure services to IT departments across the UW.
|Yes or No|
|Air & Climate||Yes|
|Coordination, Planning & Governance||No|
|Diversity & Affordability||No|
|Health, Wellbeing & Work||No|
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