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02/02/2011 1 Modular/Container Data Centers Procurement Guide: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency and Quick Deployment

Modular data center offerings from 17 companies are reviewed and evaluated for PUE.  First and second generation designs are compared. Feb. 2011

Author(s): Bramfitt, M. and H.C. Coles

PDF icon Modular DC Comparison
03/07/2019 Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers

Slide presentation from the chiller subgroup during the February 13th Bangalore meeting.

PDF icon ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN INDIAN DATA CENTER 2017 HS (1).pdf
02/21/2019 Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers (Slide Deck)

Presentation given by Dale Sartor at the First Advisory Group Meeting (held in Bangalore in July 2018) for the "Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers Initiative."

PDF icon Annexure-B Accelerating energy efficiency in Indian Data centers.pdf
03/01/2011 Air Corrosivity in U.S. Outdoor-Air-Cooled Data Centers is Similar to That in Conventional Data Centers

The goal of this research was to investigate whether gaseous contamination is a concern for U.S. data center operators as it relates to the reliability of IT equipment.

PDF icon Air Corrosivity_Air Cooling_2011.pdf
06/28/2017 Air Management in Small Data Centers (PG&E)

This report focuses on improving air management in small data centers (<5,000 square feet) due to the great potential for energy savings.

PDF icon Air Management in Small Data Centers.pdf
09/26/2018 Air Management Resource Webinar

Slides from Magnus Herrlin's Air Management Resource Webinar. This webinar provides an overview of best practices in air management, including how to detect and correct problems.

PDF icon 2018-07-19 Air Management Resource Webinar.pdf
Air Management Resource Webinar
03/01/2011 Air-Side Economizer Cooling Is Safe for Most California Data Centers

The goal of this research was to investigate whether gaseous contamination is a concern for California data center operators as it relates to the reliability of IT equipment.

PDF icon Airside Economizer Cooling CA_2011.pdf
11/09/2018 Alternative Financing of Data Center Energy Projects

This slide deck covers opportunities for energy efficiency in data centers. It reviews alternative financing options for energy efficiency projects in data centers, with a particular focus on how ESPCs and UESCs can help advance efficiency.

PDF icon Sartor Data Center ESPC 110218.pdf
Alternative Financing of Data Center Energy Projects
02/25/2015 Applying Best Practices to Meet the Challenge: Participation in the DOE Better Buildings Challenge

Presentation on the DOE Better Buildings Challenge given at the Technology Covergence Conference Santa Clara. Author(s): Sartor, D.

PDF icon TCC 2015 Sartor Presentation021015.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
04/03/2015 Combination Corrosion Coupon Testing Needed for Today's Control Equipment

Studies of both laboratory and field data collected by Purafil, Inc. has shown that using copper corrosion alone as a gauge for equipment reliability can seriously understate the corrosive potential of the local environment.

PDF icon Combination Corrosion Coupon Testing Needed for Today's Control Equipment.pdf
09/01/2009 Control of Computer Room Air Conditioning Using IT Equipment Sensors

The goal of this demonstration was to show how sensors in IT equipment could be accessed and used to directly control computer room air conditioning.

PDF icon AC Control with IT Sensors
06/01/2011 Corrosion coupons may not be useful for predicting data center equipment failure rates

Paper presented at the Indoor Air Conference June 2011: Corrosion Coupons May Not Be Useful for Predicting Data Center Equipment Failure Rates

Author(s): Coles, H.C., P.N. Price, T. Han, A. Gadgil, and B. Tschudi

PDF icon Corrosion DC Air 2011
07/09/2011 Corrosion Coupons May Not Be Useful for Predicting Data Center Equipment Failure Rates (Presentation)

Presentation at the Indoor Air Conference June 2011: Corrosion Coupons May Not Be Useful for Predicting Data Center Equipment Failure Rates

Author(s): Han, T., H.C. Coles, P.N. Price, A.Gadgil, and B.Tschudi

PDF icon DC Air Corrosion - Coles
06/27/2017 Data Center Air Management Estimator Featured

The NEW Data Center Air Management Estimator is a simplified version of the Air Management Tool that uses the same engine. The input options in this tool have been reduced in favor of increased clarity. 

 

Office spreadsheet icon AM Estimator Version 1-0.xls
12/01/2006 Data Center Air Management Report

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate to data center designers and operators the operational and energy benefits of thoughtful and efficient data center air management techniques.

PDF icon DC AIr Management Report_2006.pdf
09/22/2010 Data Center Air Management Research

By applying a more rigorous methodology, this research focuses on how air management can be improved to save energy without negatively affecting the thermal IT-equipment environment and, in turn, the IT-equipment reliability.

PDF icon AirManagement_Herrlin2010.pdf
04/11/2014 Data Center Air Management Tool (v.1.18) Featured

The Data Center Air Management Tool was developed to accelerate energy savings in data centers without affecting the thermal IT equipment environment by assessing the data center air-management status. 

Office spreadsheet icon Air Management Tool v1.18 (11-11-14) Distribution.xls
09/01/2010 Data Center Airflow Management Retrofit

As data center energy densities, measured in power-use per square foot, increase, energy savings for cooling can be realized by optimizing airflow pathways within the data center.

PDF icon Airflow Management Case Study
01/03/2007 Data Center Economizer Contamination and Humidity Study

Project measured server equipment exposure to particulate matter in typical California data centers to better understand what level of particle concentration is actually present.

PDF icon PG&E Economizer Contamination_2007.pdf
01/01/2012 Data Center Efficiency and IT Equipment Reliability At Wider Operating Temperatures and Humidity Ranges

Paper concludes that many data centers can realize overall operational cost savings by leveraging looser environmental controls within the wider range of supported temperature and humidity limits as established by equipment manufacturers.

PDF icon Impact of Wider Temperature & Humidity Ranges
10/26/2012 Data Center Energy Efficiency Measurement Assessment Kit Guide and Specification (Archived)

A portable and temporary wireless mesh assessment kit can be used to speed up and reduce the costs of a data center energy use assessment and overcome the issues with respect to shutdowns.

PDF icon Datacenter Assessment Guide
12/18/2018 Data center growth in the United States: decoupling the demand for services from electricity use

Data centers are energy intensive buildings that have grown in size and number to meet the increasing demands of a digital economy.

PDF icon Data center growth in the United States.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
06/01/2010 Data Center Rack Cooling with Rear-door Heat Exchanger

Liquid-cooling devices were installed on server racks in a data center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Figure 1. The passive-technology device removes heat generated by the servers from the airflow leaving the server rack.

PDF icon LBNL Rear Door Heat Exchanger Case Study

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