Establishing Metrics, Setting Goals, and Achieving High Data Center Energy Performance


This slide deck is from the 2018 Better Buildings 7x24 conference. A panel of Better Buildings partners from Digital Realty Trust, Intel, and the Lawrence Livermore, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories will share their stories and lessons learned in improving efficiency and resiliency. Today, data centers account for roughly 2 percent of the total U.S. electricity use, and computational demand continues to accelerate.  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative partners are setting aggressive energy efficiency goals and using a variety of metrics to measure success.  Data center energy consumption can be reduced by 20 to 40 percent through proven, commercially available energy efficient technologies.