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AmeriPride® Services Strengthens Its “Green” Commitment With New Enterprise Energy Management System

August 24, 2011

ATLANTA, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — To support its ongoing commitment to the environment, AmeriPride Services, Inc., a North American uniform rental service and linen supply company, will be implementing new technology from JouleX, the leading innovator in enterprise energy management systems for data centers, distributed office environments and facilities. The technology will help drive energy efficiency and reduce power consumption across the company.

“Our commitments to innovation and the environment go hand and hand,” said Joe Jansen, director of Information Services at AmeriPride Services, Inc. “Protecting the environment is a critical part of our ongoing strategic business plan and we’re always looking for innovative technologies and efficiencies that will allow us to support green, sustainable initiatives that will benefit our customers, company and community for the long term.”

AmeriPride will standardize on JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) across the company, starting with solutions for the distributed office and the data center and then expanding to include other facilities. JEM will provide new-found visibility into the energy consumption of devices connected to its network, support for sustainable procurement practices so the company can include energy consumption in its evaluation of future equipment purchases, and ultimately a reduction in energy consumption throughout the organization.

JouleX Energy Manager is the first network-based, agentless energy management system that measures the energy consumption and utilization of all network-connected devices and systems to provide visibility into power usage across the enterprise. Deployed in distributed offices, data centers and facilities, the JEM technology reduces energy costs by monitoring, analyzing and controlling energy usage of all network-connected devices and systems with no client-side agents or hardware meters required.

“AmeriPride represents a terrific example of an industry-leading company that has already made a strong commitment to the environment and constantly looks for innovative and cost-effective solutions to help meet its ‘green’ objectives,” said Tom Noonan, president and CEO at JouleX. “Energy is often the largest unmanaged expense in any organization. JouleX is proud to enable AmeriPride with a system that will help reduce the company’s environmental footprint even further as well as improve the bottom line.”

About AmeriPride Services, Inc.

AmeriPride Services was founded in 1889 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is still owned and actively managed by the founding family. The company has grown into a multi-national organization operating over 150 production facilities and service centers throughout the United States and Canada. Today over 150,000 customers receive AmeriPride service every week and the organization is recognized as one of the five largest uniform rental and linen supply companies in North America. For additional information, please visit www.ameripride.com.

About JouleX

JouleX is the leading innovator in sustainable energy management systems for the enterprise. Its flagship solution, the JouleX Energy Manager (JEM), provides the Global 2000 and government agencies with the ability to monitor, analyze and control energy usage for all network-connected devices and systems across the enterprise, including in distributed offices, data centers and facilities. Importantly, JEM works without the use of software agents, dramatically reducing installation time and removing the maintenance burden associated with similar technologies. JEM decreases energy costs by up to 60 percent while ensuring availability and provides robust reporting that enables compliance with emerging carbon monitoring requirements.

JouleX was founded in 2009 and since has been distinguished with recent awards and accolades including Gartner Cool Vendor in Green IT and Sustainability, GE Ecomagination Award, BT Green Economy Success for Future Award and Clean Tech Media Award. The company is headquartered in Atlanta with worldwide offices located in Tokyo, Paris, Munich and Kassel, Germany. For more information, please visit www.joulex.net, call (404) 567-4445 or send an email to info@joulex.net.

© 2011 JouleX is a registered trademark of JouleX, Inc. JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) and Load-Adaptive Computing are trademarks of JouleX, Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder.

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Kari Walker
Carabiner Communications


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