By Nick Gilbert
Clearwater Systems, a provider of eco-friendly water treatment systems, has reported that the company’s Dolphin WaterCare technology was instrumental in Verizon Wireless winning the Uptime Institute’s 2012 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Award under the Facility Design Implementation category.
The award for Verizon Wireless’ data center, a LEED Gold certified, Tier III building located in Twinsburg, Ohio, recognizes the structure’s scalability, eco responsibility and resource efficiency.
Dolphin WaterCare was deployed in the cooling system of the Twinsburg data center to treat an optimal cooling load of roughly 2,600 t for this important application. The implementation of Dolphin WaterCare reduces water discharge by over 20% or 1.6 million gallons in comparison with chemically treated water. Moreover, the clean Dolphin technology enables the center to reuse water. The utilization of water discharged from the cooling tower enables the implementation of grey water applications like landscape irrigation.
Since Dolphin WaterCare provides a chemical-free operation, the Twinsburg data center is also able to eliminate the cost, utilization, storage, and waste produced by a typical chemical water treatment. This is the second time Dolphin WaterCare helped a customer in winning the prestigious GEIT Award. In 2011, Dolphin WaterCare was a key factor in Lee Technologies and Harris winning the GEIT Award for a data center situated in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Clearwater Systems’ Chief Executive Officer, Anupam Bhargava, informed that the company is happy to help Verizon Wireless in winning a GEIT Award. This award is a testament to the ability of the company’s water treatment solutions in significantly improving the sustainability of customers’ operations.