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The Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation’s “Black Hole Lab” at Rochester Institute of Technology has installed an innovative energy efficient data center cooling solution developed by OptiCool Technologies, a recent graduate of RIT's Venture Creations Clean Energy Incubator. The clean energy incubator is made possible by an initiative sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

To recognize the university’s commitment to energy efficiency, RG&E presented RIT with a commercial and industrial rebate program check totaling nearly $32,000 during a news conference on June 29.

“We are pleased to offer our customers an extensive menu of rebate and incentive programs to assist them in becoming more energy efficient,” says Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E. “And we are especially pleased to present RIT with a rebate for the installation of a homegrown, highly efficient data center cooling technology.”

Jeff Burke, president of OptiCool Technologies, says, “We are delighted our OptiCool solution was selected to support world-class research efforts at RIT."

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