Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP)

DOE has partnered with industry to develop a Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) program to accelerate energy savings in the dynamic and energy-intensive marketplace of data centers.

The DCEP program was defined, designed, and implemented by working closely with industry stakeholders. Presently (October 2013) there are more than 300 qualified Practitioners. Significant knowledge, training, and skills are required to perform accurate energy assessments in data centers. DCEPs will:

  • Be qualified to identify and evaluate energy efficiency opportunities in data centers;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of DOE's DC Pro software tool suite;
  • Address energy opportunities in electrical systems, air management, HVAC, and IT equipment;
  • Meet academic/work experience requirements (pre-qualifications);
  • Receive training on conducting data center assessments;
  • Be required to pass an exam.

Property management companies, engineering consulting firms, service companies, data center operators, state energy agencies, and utilities will benefit from the expertise provided by DCEPs.

Download the DCEP Program DescriptionJune 2014. Sign up for more information by contacting mherrlin@ancis.us.

DCEPs can download the DCEP Program Energy Training-Assessment Process Manual, June 2014, for administrative step-by-step instructions for conducting an energy assessment before, during, and after an on-site data center assessment. The manual also includes useful templates for assessments.

Training Calendar

The DCEP Program is delivered by two Professional Training Organizations (PTOs): DatacenterDynamics (DCD) and CNet Training. The Program is also delivered by the DCEP Program Administrator: ANCIS Incorporated. For scheduled training events please contact david.lee@datacenterdynamics.com at DCD, DMetcalf@cnet-training.com at CNet Training, and mherrlin@ancis.us at ANCIS Incorporated.

Data Center Energy Practitioners

See the files below for an updated list of DCEP Developers, Instructors, and Practitioners.

These files contain information about Level I Practitioners (Generalists) and Level II Practitioners (Specialists). All completed training on performing energy assessments in data centers and passed an exam demonstrating their proficiency in the use of select tools in the DC Pro tool suite (Profiling Tool + System Assessments Tools).

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