Ascent Media Network Services Sees “Green” Results With Installation of Highly Efficient New Equipment

Ascent Media Network Services, a provider of outsourced network
origination services to the media and entertainment industry, has announced the completion of a new Heating Ventilation and Air
Conditioning (HVAC) system at its Stamford, CT facility. The new HVAC
system is an example of the company’s commitment to use
environmentally-friendly solutions whenever possible.

Working in conjunction with an incentive program from the Connecticut
Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) and The Connecticut Light & Power
Company (CL&P), Ascent Media installed three magnetic-centrifugal
chillers that increase the efficiency of the Stamford location’s
water-cooled air conditioning system. Ascent estimates that energy
consumption associated with water cooling will be reduced nearly 50
percent.

In the building system, chillers cool re-circulated water, which then
cools the air that is distributed throughout the plant. The new
chillers use state-of-the-art electro-magnetic compressor technology,
enabling the suspension of moving parts, thereby eliminating the need
for oil and bearings and reducing friction and counterproductive heat
generation during the cooling process. In addition, they utilize an
environmentally-sound refrigerant.

“Given the rising cost of energy, investing in ‘green’ technology is
both environmentally correct and good, sound business policy,” said
Peter Brickman, Managing Director of Content Distribution for North
America for Ascent Media. “Frictionless centrifugal chillers provide
superior energy efficiency and eliminate the high friction loss of
conventional centrifugal compressors. Thanks to the availability of the
superior technology and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund
administered by CL&P, we’ve been able to turn our capital
investment decision into a ‘win’ in controlling energy costs and a
‘win’ for the environment.”