Energy Stewards® to deliver new EPA ENERGY STAR® for Data Centers

RIA and Vertatique™ will partner to offer energy management capabilities for operators of ICT facilities

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Madison, WI – Rapid Improvement Associates (RIA) and Vertatique™.com today announced a partnership to extend the capabilities of the Energy Stewards® web platform to include the new EPA ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager features for data center buildings and spaces.

The partnership will support managers of buildings with spaces dedicated to information and communications technology (ICT) to integrate the particular characteristics of these facilities with their broader energy improvement initiatives. RIA has developed the Energy Stewards platform as an online service to building owners, managers, and users; Vertatique.com is a provider of Green ICT information and services.

“There is a growing amount of ICT equipment in buildings of all types. Powering and cooling this gear contributes significantly to a buildings’ energy profile, ” said RIA principal Kevin Little. “This is why the EPA has chosen to extend its ENERGY STAR for Buildings program in this direction. Vertatique’s knowledge and experience in this area will contribute significantly to our technical implementation in Energy Stewards as well as to the Actions feature that guides our clients’ improvements in energy efficiency.”

“Sustained operational performance is critical to successfully managing energy in technology-rich buildings. Energy Stewards has been a powerful tool for energy improvement in traditional buildings and I’m pleased Vertatique will be working with RIA to extend it into the ICT area,” added Matt Peterson, president of Vertatique parent SWI. “Beyond conventional data centers, I see value for any building with significant dedicated technology spaces, including those for telecommunications, health care, media, and others.”

RIA and SWI have collaborated on past activities and plan to extend the RIA/Vertatique collaboration to include education, training, project management, and other services for ICT buildings, spaces, and operations.

For more information about Energy Stewards for Data Centers, visit http://vertatique.com/energy-stewards-data-centers

Energy Stewards (http://www.energystewards.net) is a web-based platform that makes energy improvement efforts easy to understand, engaging participants to take action to reduce financial and environmental costs. Energy Stewards has proven particularly effective for leaders interested in quickly spreading energy improvement across multiple buildings and locations. Learn more about RIA at http://www.rapid-improvement.com/

Vertatique.com is a provider of information about global Green ICT technologies, practices, and issues through its web site at http://vertatique.com/, syndication, and on-site delivery. Its Twitter feed @GreenICT is rated as one of the most influential worldwide about Green ICT for IT, telecom, media, healthcare, government and other technology-rich sectors.

Media contact:
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matt@swonders.com
608-209-1008
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