Published 07/10/12

Art Gloster at dedication

Data center has new name

Arthur S. Gloster, (above) who retired as Bryant's vice president for information services in 2011, returned to campus on July 10 for the dedication of the University's data center in his name.

Five years ago, in partnership with IBM and APC, Gloster  led the initiative to turn the data center into a model of energy-efficient green technology. The initiative enabled Bryant to realize a 15 percent reduction in energy consumption and a 42 percent reduction in cooling — results that were so substantial, the University decided to implement the same "smart building" technology in a number of buildings across campus.

Several media outlets — most recently EDUCause Review, Fast Company and University Technology — have written about Bryant's innovative green technology achievements.