New data center units from Eaton qualify for U.S. energy tax credits

Data center tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot now available to owners or tenants of commercial buildings and designers of government-owned buildings who invest in Eaton's products.

Eaton Corporation (Worcester, MA) will demonstrate how its airflow management solutions (AMS) and power quality products can lower energy demands in the data center at Interop and the Uptime Institute Symposium, two upcoming data center technology events.

In concurrence with the event product demos, the diversified industrial manufacturer and data center cooling specialist has also announced a tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot, available to owners or tenants (or designers, in the case of government-owned buildings) of new or existing commercial buildings that are constructed or reconstructed to save at least 50% of the heating, cooling, ventilation, water heating, and interior lighting energy cost of a building that meetsASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. in buildings or systems placed in service from January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2013.

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Eaton offers a range of PDUs, UPS and data center containment solutions that can accommodate hot aisle, cold aisle containment, and rack-based heat containment, each of which can make data centers more energy efficient. Greening the data center can have additional benefits for a company.

According to the American Council for an energy efficient economy ( data center cooling systems such as Eaton's can optimize data center operations and create a greener environment, but they can also save money for the corporation. "Each data center has unique issues of concern, especially in relation to energy management," comments Carl Cottuli, Eaton Wright Line Vice President of Product Development and Services. "We don't advocate one solution over another. Rather, we work with data center professionals to audit current operations and then develop a comprehensive airflow management and power strategy that enables the energy management control and savings that makes the most sense for that facility."

Cottuli adds, "The solution may be heat containment at the rack level, hot aisle containment or cold aisle containment. It might also be a combination of more than one of these approaches. Whatever the need is, Eaton Wright Line has the expertise, the flexibility and the capacity to not only provide a customized solution, but also to assist in the stages leading up to improved data center operations and reduced energy costs that enable tax credits, " Cottuli added.

To learn more about how Eaton's data center containment and power solutions can drive energy tax credits, visit Eaton's Interop booth # 1767 ( May 8-12, in Las Vegas), its Uptime Institute Symposium booth # 308 (May 9-12, in Santa Clara) or contact the company at or call 800.225.7348.


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