Welcome to Northshore
Capacity Optimization and Energy Conservation for Every Data Center on Earth
Founded by industry veterans, Northshore is on a mission to help data center service providers maximize the profitability of their infrastructure by enhancing energy efficiency and improving capacity utilization.
We provide a comprehensive energy management service that's been specifically designed for data centers. Our methodology includes three components: Analytics, Energy, and Build.
By using a data-driven approach to portfolio performance, we can streamline our ability to identify opportunities for energy efficiency and building retrofit.
It is not uncommon for our clients to see million-dollar gains in profits — per building, per year.
A HOLISTIC APPROACH
Our energy management program unifies strategy, execution, and implementation into an integrated solution.
Combining your portfolio performance data with IoT connectivity and predictive analytics, our platform enables you to capture and organize a wealth of your data center intelligence.
By modeling the energy consumption and efficiency performance of your building, we identify building upgrades and retrofits that lower energy and water consumption, reduce operating costs, and qualify your building for a suite of utility rebates.
Northshore Build is a turn-key general contracting solution that completes new builds, retrofits, and/or retro-commissioning projects to help data center operators implement the energy upgrades we've identified.
WHY WORK WITH NORTHSHORE
COORDINATED MODELING APPROACH
Our engineers are experts in several industry modeling technologies such as energy modeling, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). By employing a proprietary process and workflow, we are able to deliver precise accuracy at scale and speed.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS
As energy costs increase, so, too, do the opportunities to bring about greater energy efficiency and an overall reduction of usage. From the operations of the data center itself to its software to its equipment, opportunities to lower energy costs can be found nearly anywhere. Northshore will not only help you find these opportunities but also help you prioritize which to pursue.
CAPACITY UTILIZATION AND EVALUATION
When it comes to the profitability of your infrastructure, capacity is the most important factor. Northshore can provide a precise analysis of how much IT capacity is truly being stranded or underutilized. With this information, we are able to help you strategize ways to optimize your data center's capacity, and therefore "optimize" your profit margins.
Our financial reports and analyses surface the critical capex/opex levers necessary to improve the profitability of infastructure investments. Derived from our coordinated modeling approach, we empower stakeholders to understand the costs and benefits of infrastructure improvements or capital investments.
Infrastructure retrofits and improvements are inherently difficult. Northshore turns collaborative workflows and processes tailored into the operational needs of each business into executable construction. By integrating the work done across Analytics and Energy, we streamline the construction process.
UTILITY INCENTIVE SUPPORT
Did you know that there are thousands of opportunities offered by state and local governments to incentivize corporate energy efficiency? From baseline measurement and energy calculations to incentive payments, Northshore will help you take advantage of energy efficiency incentives and utility rebate programs.
WE ARE CARBON NEUTRAL
Simply put, there is too much carbon in our atmosphere. Sustainability is why we got into this business, and by comitting to carbon-neutrality, we are making an important contribution to a sustainable, equitable future.
We calculate carbon emissions associated with our operations and purchase carbon offsets through Cool Effect at greater volume. These calculations include the embodied carbon of all technology purchases that keep us operational, all work-sponsored travel (i.e., flights), and, as a remote company, the emissions associated with each employee's entire utility bill.