Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
The Department of Energy-led CENTER of EXPERTISE (COE) demonstrates national leadership in decreasing the energy use of data centers. The COE partners with key influential public and private stakeholders. It also supplies know-how, tools, best practices, analyses, and the introduction of technologies to assist Federal agencies with implementing policies and developing data center energy efficiency projects.
Program requires participating Federal agencies and other data center owners to establish an efficiency goal for their data centers, and to report and improve upon their performance through metrics such as Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).
Benchmarking energy performance is the first step to effective energy management. It allows for a comparison to peers, the identification of opportunities and best practices, and to track performance over time.