Kansas City Data Center Announces Participation in KCP&L Custom Rebate Retrofit Program & Saves Projected 53% Watts This Earth Day

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2011) - 1102 GRAND, Kansas City's Carrier Hotel, recently implemented Kansas City Power & Light's (KCP&L's) Custom Rebate Retrofit Program and projects a Wattage reduction of 53 percent just in time for Earth Day 2011 (http://1102grand.com/blog/).

Darren Bonawitz, principal of 1102 GRAND, said that this project was a retrofit of existing lighting in strategic areas of the 1102 GRAND building. "The Custom Rebate Retrofit Construction Program provides customers with financial incentives for installing qualifying electricity savings measures including HVAC systems, motors, variable speed drives, lighting, building controls, pumps, etc.," said Bonawitz. "This project will take a short time to pay off, has a high ROI and the rebate covered almost half of the cost. It is definitely a process that we will do again because it is eco-friendly, benefits our organization and the community."

Please check with your local energy utility provider for more information on similar programs and rebates that your organization or household may qualify for.

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1102 GRAND is a Midwestern carrier hotel and network neutral collocation facility specifically enhanced with the infrastructure to host and provide services to an array of global network operators including carriers, service providers and enterprise customers who demand highly secure and connected, customized solutions for their core networking equipment. 1102 GRAND offers a wide array of collocation options including cabinets, cage space, suites and space for private data centers, all of which are connected to a carrier neutral Meet Me Room, housing nearly 30 carriers and service providers (http://1102grand.com/) Twitter @1102grand and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/1102-GRAND/106559716056523

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