On April 25th 2017, efficient energy was awarded with the German Data Center Prize 2017 in the category “Data Center Air-Conditioning and Cooling” for its project “Revolutionary new chiller using R718 (water) as a refrigerant.”
Since 2011, the prize has honored products and projects that improve the energy efficiency of data centers and server rooms. The aim of the prize is to raise the visibility of all submissions within the industry and help to pave the road to the market entry of new technologies.
The prize winners are selected by an independent jury from a panel of experts from industry, associations and academia.
The presentation of the 7th German Data Center Prize took place during a gala evening on the first day of the future thinking conference in Darmstadt. The award marks the end of a very exciting competition: 65 innovations were submitted in eight categories related to data centers – the largest number ever.
We were absolutely proud that the jury was convinced by the use of water as a refrigerant and, with that, the commercially viable eChiller.