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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. By auditing building infrastructure systems and their utility consumption, we can identify opportunities for improvements and upgrades that will lead to substantial energy savings and optimized capacity utilization. It is not uncommon for our clients to see million-dollar gains in profits — per building, per year.

Energy Program Management

Phase 1:

Discovery & Design

The first step is to identify utility savings and capacity utilization opportunities of your data center. The Discovery and Design Phase, includes virtual mapping of a facility and the creation of several engineering models in order to produce a financial model that is calibrated to the performance of the infrastructure itself.

 

Once we have identified efficiency and capacity opportunities, we go to work building out an implementation strategy, comprised of early wins and long-term gains. Many of these solutions require a straightforward reconfiguration of existing systems and are, therefore, inexpensive to implement. Other solutions may require a capital investment in the form of infrastructure upgrades or retrofits. These upgrades take longer to implement but each one can yield 6-to-7-figure savings over time.

Phase 2:

Improvement

Implementation

Phase 2 is where the rubber meets the road. At this point, we will create a complete project plan, which includes everything you may require to implement our recommendations, such as a playbook for energy conservation, a table of capacity targets, as well as budgets and timelines for any of the larger projects.

 

We can be as involved in Phase 2 as you need us to. Some clients prefer that we deliver the plan and hold their team to their energy and capacity milestone commitments. Others opt that we stay much more involved in the process by overseeing the implementation of infrastructure upgrades or retrofits.

Phase 3:

Operational Management

Unfortunately, when it comes to data centers, a “set it and forget it” approach is not sufficient to keep your energy costs from ticking back up nor to keep your capacity from becoming stranded. With thousands of components and millions of lines of code, data centers require ongoing management, what we call Operational Management.

 

Once Phase 2 is complete, Northshore provides your team with the ongoing engineering expertise to retain the cost savings and efficiencies you’ve worked so hard to secure. Our continuing mission is to ensure your facility remains finely tuned against the inevitable churn and changes as time progresses.

 

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 unprecedented accuracy with our engineering and predictions — far more accurate that industry-standard "back of the napkin" calculations.

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 decrease energy costs can be found nearly anywhere. Northshore will not only help you find them but also help you prioritize which to pursue and in which order.

Capacity Utilization & 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.

Financial Modeling

 

Our financial reports and analyses elucidate the critical capex/opex levers necessary to improve the profitability of investments in data center infrastructure. Derived from our comprehensive engineering models, our financial modeling empowers stakeholders to understand the costs as well as the benefits of any infrastructure modifications or investments.

Implementation Management

 

Infrastructure retrofits and improvements are inherently difficult. Northshore designs collaborative workflows and processes tailored to the individual operational needs of each business. Already have a great team? Excellent! Let’s set up milestone targets and commitments and we can be as supportive as needed.

Utility Rebate Support

 

Did you know that there are thousands of opportunities offered by state and local governments to incentivize corporate energy efficiency? From baseline measurement to application to closing, Northshore will help you take advantage of energy efficiency incentives and utility rebate programs — including those you might not already know about!

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