About Us

To address skyrocketing costs, environmental impact and failure prone data centers, Inertech was created. With cooling the main data center challenge, in 2010, we developed an ultra-efficient, ultra-reliable new “conductive” technology, which was among the first patents approved under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act fast-track program for green innovations.

Inertech is led by a growing team of engineers, scientists, and builders that are committed to having a positive environmental impact while helping companies save money.


Jakob Carnemark

As Founder and CEO of Aligned Energy, Jake oversees an integrated group of four innovative, forward-thinking companies - Energy Metrics, Inertech, Karbon Engineering and Aligned Data Centers - all of which are committed to solving the world’s toughest challenges associated with data center building infrastructure, energy consumption and water usage.

Earl Keisling

Earl is a co-founder and CEO of Inertech LLC, the data center infrastructure technology division of Aligned Energy. He has been awarded multiple patents and is a master mechanical engineer with more than 30 years of experience designing and building large, complex construction and infrastructure projects.

John Costakis

As President and Co-Founder of Inertech, John leads all manufacturing and construction initiatives and growth. John is a second generation mechanical craftsman and constructor with more than 25 years experience. He brings his experience in leadership and project planning to manage the construction and manufacturing teams at Inertech. He has worked on and developed numerous patents for Inertech for their cooling technology and modular data racks.

Ming Zhang

As the leader of the R&D department at Inertech, Dr. Zhang works with his team of researchers to build innovative new and existing products, processes, and testing systems. He works closely with the field engineers and project managers to ensure that Inertech’s systems are continuing to run efficiently for their clients.

Awards and Recognition

2016 Edison Award Winner

We won the 2016 Edison Award and joined the ranks of groundbreaking companies like Tesla, 3M, Boeing, and Caterpillar. The Edison Award is more than an honor; it symbolizes a pioneering step in data center innovation.

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Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Energy

In 2015, Fast Company named us among companies and products transforming how energy is consumed. We’re proud to be listed with nine other innovative companies that approach traditional challenges and through original thinking, find cutting-edge ways to transform the energy problems we all share.

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Technology Partners

Manufacturing Partner

Our partnership with Jabil enables us to deploy rapidly, at scale, across the globe. The company has 60+ plants in 33 countries to manufacture high-tech equipment for the most discerning companies in the world. As the largest of our partners, Jabil employs more than 175,000 employees worldwide, making them the third-largest contract manufacturer in the world.

Supply Chain Partner

Danfoss supplies our world-class compressor technology and refrigerant system components. They employ approximately 24,000 employees in over 47 countries around the world.

Pre-Fabrication Partner

Grundfos offers high scalability for the production of piping and pumping systems. Grundos employs more than 18,000 employees globally.

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