Case Study: How ECC was able to improve reliability, increase emergency power capacity and deliver a system that is more user friendly for the operations staff of a mission critical facility.

Posted by Admin on Dec 20, 2017

The Nashua Police Department needed to replace an aging elelectrical system and emergency generator. These systems are supporting a mission critical facility, including 911 services and police operations.  Learn about the challenges they faced and how EEC went about solving this problem

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Avoid Hidden Causes of Downtime

Posted by James Stark on Dec 13, 2017

Power outages cost businesses thousands of dollars per minute and the responsibility of ensuring you have uninterrupted power is a daunting task. 

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Tags: Downtime, "Data Center Risk Index"

3 Keys to Improve Reliability and Operational Efficiency of Your Electrical Systems

Posted by James Stark on Dec 5, 2017

Maintaining dependable electrical systems is critical to ensuring operational efficiency in your facility.The lost revenue associated with an infrastructure failure can be devastating,when existing equipment is not evaluated its reliability becomes unknown. When equipment and systems are required to be in continuous operation, periodic evaluation and maintenance are imperative.  Proactive electrical maintenance services are critical to avoid system failures.

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Tags: Electrical issues, Electrical Services

Innovative Electrical Construction Services

Posted by Admin on Nov 30, 2017

Known for handling critical infrastructure supporting data centers, you can trust us with the rest of your electrical systems.  EEC has been providing electrical construction services for our clients facilities for over 30 years. We offer a diverse range of electrical services to help with your commercial office space renovations, tenant fit-outs, laboratories, etc.  Our qualified crews are ready to get started on all of your projects.  Find out why companies like Eversource, MilliporeSigma, Digital Federal Credit Union, Hanover Insurance Group, Steward Healthcare and hundreds of other companies choose EEC. Learn more about our Electrical Construction Services (Link)

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Tags: Electrical Services

Assessing Infrastructure Is Fundamental for a Colocation's Strategy

Posted by Chris Parlee on Mar 28, 2016

H5 Data Centers is a leading privately owned data center operator with over 1,000,000 sq ft under management. They provide data center services to enterprise clients in [8] strategically located data centers in the following geographical locations:

Ashburn, VA Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, NC Denver, CO
Phoenix, AZ San Jose, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA Seattle, WA

H5 provides a variety of 3rd party data center services to corporate clients and public entities throughout theUS. Today, corporate enterprises are moving internal IT services to 3rd party providers, like H5, to capitalize on the explosion of “cloud” services [public and private] and to move to more of an Opex cost model so IT teams can concentrate on their core competency.

In 2015 and early 2016; EEC worked with H5’s team on 9 projects to increase their national footprint and improve their business strategy. EEC’s data center assessment and a design/build services enabled H5 to aggressively initiate tasks to meet these objectives. The following are two examples of how EEC’s team worked with H5 to enhance their services:

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Tags: Design, Colocation, data center assessment

How Utility Incentives Can Affect Your Equipment Upgrade Decisions

Posted by Chris Parlee on Mar 24, 2016

Previously a featured article on AFCOM's Inside The Box, February 2, 2016.
Written by Daniel Bodenski, PE, LEED AP, Director of Strategic Solutions at EEC

Growing capacity needs and big competition in the cloud and colocation markets are causing equipment efficiency and energy costs to once again be top-of-mind for data center owners, operators and even information technology teams. Today, a primary factor limiting data center capacity is the ability to quickly and cost-effectively accommodate growing power requirements. Furthermore, the capability to do so while maintaining a low PUE and high-energy efficiency is critical for the growth and competitive advantage of data center providers. Operating at a low Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is key - and largely dependent on data centers’ critical infrastructure equipment.

To help meet growing capacity needs, data centers are looking to third-party preventive maintenance providers who, together with their utility partners, can offer integrated solutions and incentive programs that can reduce costs and positively impact equipment replacement or upgrade decisions.

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Tags: data center energy, rebate, utility, equipment efficiency

The Weather Outside is Frightful – Prepare Your Data Center

Posted by Chris Parlee on Dec 1, 2015

Originally posted on Data Center Post, November 24, 2015

By Ed Meier, EEC’s Vice President, Strategic Solutions

It’s that time of year again…winter is almost upon us.  For many data center operators, this means preparing servers and other equipment for the colder temperatures and low winter humidity that lie ahead. Environmental adjustments are critical to maintaining stable operating conditions and the safety of your equipment, and as such, it’s important to be prepared.

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Tags: humidification

Top 6 Ways to Improve Data Center Efficiency

Posted by Chris Parlee on Aug 26, 2015

By Daniel Bodenski, PE, LEED AP, Director of Strategic Solutions

The data center has become a staple of modern society, making the technology that we use every day possible.  Today, everyone from small start-up organizations to multi-billion dollar corporations utilize mission-critical facilities to house their vital data, and as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data continue to proliferate, our demand for more data centers will only increase.

With growing energy costs and data center energy consumption nearly 100 times higher than that of a typical commercial building, data center owners and operators are placing a higher focus on improving energy efficiency within their facilities.  Maintaining energy efficiency is critical to running a reliable, high-capacity, and cost-efficient mission-critical facility.  At Electronic Environments Co. (EEC), we are dedicated to enabling our clients to develop the most efficient and profitable data centers possible, allowing for maximum uptime while minimizing capital and operational costs.

When it comes to data center energy efficiency, there are six key ways you can improve your bottom line while still ensuring total reliability.  Below, we will examine these key strategies and help you answer the question, “How can my data center be more energy efficient?”

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Tags: Efficiency, Reduce Costs, PUE

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) Perspectives: How Key Data Center Stakeholders View PUE

Posted by Chris Parlee on Jul 8, 2015

Originally posted on Data Center Post, July 6, 2015

By Daniel Bodenski, Director of Strategic Solutions, PE, LEED AP

When analyzing the effectiveness of a data center, one of the most critical components to consider is Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), a metric used across the board by mission-critical facility implementation teams, data center owners and operators, and C-level executives to assess a data center’s current and potential energy efficiency.  When used properly, this information can be leveraged to produce a stronger, more efficient mission-critical environment, gain a deeper understanding of competition, and open the door to exploring options for added efficiency improvements such as data center renovations, new builds, or migrations to the cloud or a third-party service provider.  In order for a facility to both evolve and adapt to ever-changing industry climates and customer demands, a deep understanding of what lies under the hood is vital to its success, and data center PUE is no exception.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, PUE

Is an Integrated Paralleling System Right for Your Data Center?

Posted by Chris Parlee on Jun 16, 2015

By Chris Avery, Director of Strategic Products Divsion at EEC

When designing a data center and choosing critical hardware, it’s easy to see beauty in simplicity, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Today, technology has evolved to include a new approach to paralleled generator systems known as modular integration – a scalable, reliable and affordable solution to the traditional complexity within traditional paralleled generators.

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Tags: Power, Data Center Trends