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Computer Server Selection Guidelines for Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization in Data Centers
This report addresses air-cooled computer server selection guidelines in order to facilitate energy efficiency and decarbonization in data centers.
Computer Server Selection Guidelines 12-22 (4).pdf
IT Efficiency Tool
IT equipment is at the core of energy consumption in data centers. Energy savings at the IT level will have an impact on essentially all energy use in these facilities.
IT Tool 12-13-2021 - Version 2.1 Final Delivery.xlsx
FINAL IT Tool User Manual 12-13-2021 Version 2.1.pdf
Electrical Power Chain Tool
This Excel-based tool helps data center owners identify energy efficiency opportunities in the electrical power chain of a data center (transformers, generators, UPSs, power distribution units).
Power Chain Tool v2.3 12-03-2021.xlsx
Accessing Onboard Server Sensors for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers (Report)
Monitoring data center energy use at an aggregated level, as well as at the system level can provide data center owners and operators with critical insight that in turn, can help them reduce energy use.
FINAL Accessing Onboard Server Data 9-20-2021 (1).pdf
Investing In Data Center Resilience
Data centers are cornerstones of modern digital living. They often also are critical infrastructure, essential support for emergency response, health and governance.
Designing and Managing Data Centers for Resilience - Demand Response and Microgrids_3Dec2019.pdf
New Horizons: Getting Back to Liquid Cooling
Amidst a backdrop of increasing computing demand, warm liquid cooling is among the cutting edge technologies that have emerged to lower energy bills and improve resiliency in data centers.
7x24LiquidCooling_New_Horizons.pdf
CoE DCOI Fact Sheet
In June 2019, The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) released updated guidance on the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI). OMB Memorandum M-19-19 rescinds and replaces OMB Memorandum M-16-19.
LBNL CoE DCOI Fact Sheet_1-30.pdf
Getting Started: Identifying and Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Your Data Center
This slide deck was presented at the Energy Exchange 2019 pre-conference workshop "Getting Started: Identifying and Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Your Data Center" on August 19th, 2019. The workshop covers:
EEx 2019 - Getting Started_ Identifying and Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Your Data Center_final.pdf
The Information Factories
Article Featured in Nature magazine in 13 September 2018 | Vol 561
nature.pdf
Open Specification for a Liquid Cooled Server Rack
This document is a progress update on the development of an open specification for a liquid cooled server rack. The initiative to develop an open specification for liquid cooling is part of a larger initiative to harmonize international open standards i
OpenSpecification.pdf
United States Data Center Energy Usage Report
This report estimates historical data center electricity consumption back to 2000, relying on previous studies and historical shipment data, and forecasts consumption out to 2020 based on new trends and the most recent data available.
DataCenterEnergyReport2016_0.pdf
Data Center Master List of Energy Efficiency Actions
Comprehensive list of recommended efficiency actions for data centers. The Master list also feeds into our Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) tool to provide tailored recommendations for improvement.
DCProMasterList02112016_0.pdf
Achieving the 20MW Target: Mobilizing the HPC Community to Accelerate Energy Efficient Computing
The growth rate in energy consumed by data centers in the United States has been declining in the past five years compared to its earlier accelerating pace. This reduced growth rate was achieved in large part due to energy efficiency improvements.

The Current State of the Data Center Optimization Initiative: Lessons Learned & Opportunities for Improvement
Established by the U.S.
The current state of DCOI_0.pdf
DCEP Program Developers, Instructors, and Practitioners
List of developers, instructors, and practitioners for the DCEP program.
DCEP_LIST_Updated 6-5-2022 with May training.pdf
Department of Energy(DOE) Energy Assessment Process Manual
The process manual provides administrative step-by-step instructions for conducting an energy assessment (before, during, and after the assessment).
DOE_LBNL Data Center Energy Assessment Process Manual DOE v3_032222.pdf
Air Management Tool User Guide
User Guide for the CoE's Air Management Tool.
DOE AM Tool--User's Manual v2.1 (12-20-2021) (1)_0.pdf
Computer Server Selection Guidelines for Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization in Data Centers
This report addresses air-cooled computer server selection guidelines in order to facilitate energy efficiency and decarbonization in data centers.
Computer Server Selection Guidelines 12-22.pdf
Open Specification for Liquid Cooled Rack – Transfer Fluid
This Transfer Fluid specification is one section of a comprehensive Specification for the overall Liquid Cooled Rack System.
232500 Transfer Fluid Water Treatment For Closed Loop Hydronic Systems 122221 clean.docx
DCEP Program Description
The purpose of this program description is to provide information about the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) DCEP certificate training program; the target audience is those interested in participating in the Program. 
DCEP Program Description 8-19-2022 - General.pdf
Datacenter Air Management Tool Engineering Reference
Engineering reference manual for the Air Management Tool. 
DOE AM Tool--Eng Reference v2.1 (12-3-2021).pdf
Data Center Air Management Tool
The Data Center Air Management Tool (v.2) was developed to accelerate energy savings in data centers without affecting the thermal IT equipment environment by assessing the data center air-management status. 
AM Tool v2.1 (12-20-21) Distribution (1).xls
Air Management Tool User Guide, Air Management Tool Data Collection Guide, Air Management Tool Engineering Reference Manual
Electrical Power Chain Tool
This Excel-based tool helps data center owners identify energy efficiency opportunities in the electrical power chain of a data center (transformers, generators, UPSs, power distribution units).
Power Chain Tool v2.3 12-03-2021 (1).xlsx
Webinar: Tracking Data Center Efficiency: What PUE Can Tell Us and Where We Can Look To Better Understand Energy Performance
In this November 2021 webinar, LBNL presented its latest snapshot of efficiency in data centers, based on nearly 60 assessments of energy use and efficiency opportunities in data centers from 2006 to 2020.
DC Database and ODI_102921_FINAL for posting.pdf
Webinar: Accessing Onboard Server Sensors for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
A data center houses a compute infrastructure as well as support infrastructure such as cooling and electrical systems. All this equipment needs constant monitoring to operate cost effectively.
Accessing Onboard Server Sensors FINAL_102520.pdf