Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

“While information technology (IT) is improving the efficiency of government, energy use in data centers is growing at a significantly faster rate than any other building segment...”

A new Department of Energy-led CENTER of EXPERTISE will demonstrate national leadership in decreasing the energy use of data centers. The Center will partner with key influential public and private stakeholders. It will supply 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.


The Data Center Energy Challenge will require participating Federal agencies and other data center owners to establish an efficiency goal for their data centers...



The Center’s activities will include establishing metrics, providing technical assistance to agencies piloting innovative measurement and management approaches...