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Emerson Global Data Center Posts Dramatic Energy Efficiency Gains in First Year of Operation

<p class=' bwalignc'> <i>Products, Solutions From Emerson Network Power Ensure Constant Availability</i> </p>

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Emerson Global Data Center Posts Dramatic Energy Efficiency Gains in First Year of Operation11:00 EDT Wednesday, October 27, 2010 ST. LOUIS (Business Wire) -- Emerson's (NYSE: EMR) state-of-the-art Global Data Center on its St. Louis headquarters campus has posted remarkable energy efficiency and availability metrics since it opened in July 2009. After transitioning IT operations to the new facility last year, Emerson closed large data centers in Chicago and Cincinnati and is on the verge of closing a legacy data center on the St. Louis campus. These and other moves have helped Emerson reduce power consumption across its data centers by more than 50 percent. Additionally, the Emerson Global Data Center's 7,800-square-foot rooftop solar array produced an average of 11,400 kVAh (Kilovolt Ampere Hours) per month during the first year, with a peak of 14,250 kVAh in July 2010. To put that in perspective, the array generated enough energy during its first 12 months to power nine average homes for a year. That same amount of power from the electric grid would have generated greenhouse gases equivalent to the year-long operation of 20 cars. In regard to availability, the Emerson Global Data Center experienced zero unplanned downtime in its first year. Equipped throughout with products and solutions from Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical ContinuityTM, the data center has maintained 100 percent availability. “The stellar operation of our new data center in its first year is a testament to the supreme planning that went into its design and the innovative, can-do spirit of the team that manages its operation,” said Kathy McElligott, vice president and chief information officer, Emerson. “Although there have been times when the utility power went out or some other type of power issue occurred, the data center and the Emerson technologies within it responded exactly as designed. The Liebert uninterruptible power supply systems, ASCO power transfer switches, and other Emerson Network Power technologies performed flawlessly, enabling the center to be always on.” The solar array and energy-efficient design and building practices, which diverted approximately 80 percent of construction waste from landfills, were among the factors that helped the Emerson Global Data Center earn LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (a rare distinction for a data center) and a 2009 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Award from the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council. Additionally, Emerson and its Global Data Center recently received a “Heroes of the Planet” award in the “Sustainable Business Operations” category from the St. Louis Business Journal. For more information about the Emerson Global Data Center, visit About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, and health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. For more information, visit For Emerson:Mike Slatin,