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Date Title Files and Links
08/01/2017 Energy Assessment Worksheet Featured

Excel-based worksheet to document metrics, actions, and measurements from data center assessments. It is recommended that users first use the DC Pro tool before using this worksheet.

Office spreadsheet icon AssessmentWorksheetdraft_Final.xls
03/29/2017 Small Data Centers, Large Energy Savings(Presentation) Featured

Slides from Steve Greenberg's webinar on Saving Energy in Your Small Data Centers.

PDF icon Small Data Centers, Large Energy Savings Presentation03292017.pdf
03/27/2017 Small Data Centers, Big Energy Savings Featured

The purpose of this brief guide is to present opportunities for small data center owners and operators that generally make sense and do not need expensive assessment and analysis to justify.

PDF icon Small Data Centers, Big Energy Savings.pdf
03/27/2017 Humidity Control in Data Centers Featured

This report reviews the evolution of humidity control in data centers and makes recommendations on how to meet the current humidity control requirements in an energy-efficient manner. Guidance on the use of evaporative cooling is also provided.

PDF icon Humidity Control in Data Centers.03242017.pdf
02/07/2017 Data Center Metering and Resource Guide Featured

Guide intends to help data center owners and operators implement a metering system that allows their organizations to gather the necessary data for effective decision-making and energy-efficiency improvements.

PDF icon DataCenterMeteringandResourceGuide_02072017.pdf
02/11/2016 Data Center Master List of Energy Efficiency Actions Featured

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.

PDF icon DCProMasterList02112016.pdf
07/25/2014 Data Center Energy Efficiency Measurement Assessment Kit Guide and Specification (Rev. 2014) Featured

The purpose of this document is to empower data center owners and operators with information on the importance of energy assessments and provide structured guidance for conducting them.

PDF icon Wireless mesh sensor guide-Mahdavi- July 2014.pdf
03/03/2014 PUE: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric Featured

Document that allows executives to gain a high level of understanding of the concepts surrounding PUE, while providing in-depth application knowledge and resources to those implementing and reporting data center metrics.

PDF icon The Green Grid - Examination of PUE
12/06/2018 Making a Splash: Targeting Water Saving Measures for the Highest Impact

Slides from NREL's presentation at the 2018 Better Buildings Summit Energy Exchange on designing and building the world's most efficient data center, with a focus on water savings.

PDF icon Targeting Water Saving Measures for the Highest Impact-NREL.pdf
11/13/2018 Practical Considerations for Metering Data Centers

Slides from Dale Sartor's presentation on metering in data centers at Energy Exchange 2018. 

PDF icon Sartor EE18_Metering Presentation052018.pdf
Practical Considerations for Metering Data Centers
08/21/2017 Presentation: Practical Considerations for Metering and Power Usage Effectiveness

Slides from Dale Sartor's August 17, 2017 presentation on metering and Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) while participating in FEMP's Energy Exchange Data Center Panel.

PDF icon Sartor Metering and PUE EExchange.pdf
06/26/2017 Improving Energy Efficiency for Server Rooms & Closets

A guide outlining effective methods to increase energy efficiency- ranging from low to high cost.

PDF icon Improving Energy Efficiency for Server Rooms and Closets.pdf
06/21/2017 Better Buildings, Better Data Centers: Applying Best Practices Workshop Presentation

Slides from Dale Sartor's presentation on best practices at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference.

PDF icon CHESC Data Center Workshop 062017 (1).pdf
Better Buildings, Better Data Centers: Applying Best Practices
07/28/2016 Data Center Metering and Power Usage Effectiveness Webinar

Presentation slides from the 7/28/2016 Data Center Metering and PUE Webinar hosted by Steve Greenberg from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL).

PDF icon MeteringandPUE_07282016.pdf
10/06/2015 Data Center Metering and Resource Guide Presentation

Presentation given by Steve Greenberg at the 2015 Critical Facilities Summit. 

PDF icon CFS15_Greenberg_MeteringGuide102015.pdf
04/30/2015 Data Center Maturity Model Assessment Tool

The Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) touches upon every aspect of the data center including power, cooling, compute, sto

Link to Tool
04/30/2015 ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

Benchmarking the energy performance of your buildings is a key first step to understanding and reducing energy consumption and your carbon footprint.

Link to Tool
03/31/2015 Self-benchmarking Guide (Datacenters)

This guide describes energy efficiency metrics and benchmarks that can be used to track the performance of and identify potential opportunities to reduce energy use of data center HVAC and electrical systems. This guide is primarily intended for personn

Self-benchmarking Guide
03/01/2015 Metering Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Utility Resource Efficiency, Release 3.0

The focus of this guide is to provide energy, water and facility managers and practitioners with information that facilitates using metering to achieve potential savings and benefits.

PDF icon Metering Best Practices_2015.pdf
02/25/2015 Best Practices for Data Center Energy Efficiency Seminar, Santa Clara 2015

Presentation from seminar organized by Dale Sartor and hosted by the Technology Convergence Conference Santa Clara. Topics covered:

PDF icon Sartor TCC Data CenterSeminar Feb 2015.pdf
02/01/2015 DC Pro Data Center Baseline Guide
PDF icon DC Pro Baseline Manual 02_2015.pdf
09/01/2014 Monitoring Kit for Data Centers

Presentation showcasing a monitoring kit for data centers with the following learning objectives:

PDF icon Assessment kit presentation -Mahdavi I2SL 2014.pdf
08/01/2014 Guidelines for Data Center Energy Information Systems

The purpose of this document is to provide structured guidance to data center owners, operators, and designers, to empower them with information on how to study, specify and procure data center energy information systems (EIS) for managing the energy ut

PDF icon Guidelines for Datacenter Measure and Manage-Mahdavi- August 2014.pdf
07/28/2014 DC Pro Tools Calculation Reference Manual

This document contains detailed descriptions of all calculations performed by the DC Pro tools.

PDF icon DC Pro Calculation Manual
07/08/2014 FEMP Dashboard Guide

Dashboards help to track energy use, inform decisions for taking corrective action and can be used to track the performance of energy-efficiency improvements once they have been implemented.

PDF icon FEMP Dashboard Guide

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