Sustainability at Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sanpaolo, one of the top banks in the Euro Zone, collaborated with Trane to upgrade the infrastructure at its data center in Parma, Italy, thereby increasing energy and operational efficiency. These energy-saving improvements provide reliable, efficient and capable cooling critical to the data center environment. The upgrades meet sustainability standards and are part of the Intesa Sanpaolo commitment to environmental stewardship – as well as its journey to reach a high performance building outcome in its mission-critical data centers.
The journey toward a high performance building outcome started with Trane conducting a two-month study of the data center buildings, during which Trane experts monitored temperatures and chiller load. The audit revealed that cooling system operation was not optimized for efficiency, leading the chillers to operate at 50 percent load. Based on these results, bank leaders selected the energy conservation measures that best met their needs while improving energy efficiency and sustainability.
The system upgrade provides reliable, efficient and capable cooling critical to the data center environment. The improvements to the facility’s chilled water plant are expected to increase energy efficiency by 16 percent. The completed projects are a key step in creating high performance buildings, meeting specific standards for energy and water use, system reliability and uptime, environmental compliance and occupant comfort and safety.