Resources

To find resources related to a specific technology or resource type please use the check boxes to filter results. You can also search by author's last name and other keywords through the search box in the top right of the site. "Featured" resources are shown first, followed by the most recent.

Technologies
Focus areas
Types
Date Title Files and Links
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
Building the Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
The energy intensity of data centers means that energy efficiency improvements have the potential to deliver substantial energy (and monetary) savings to an organization.
Building the business case for energy efficiency in data centers.pdf
Getting to "Yes" for Energy Efficiency
Implementing a cost-effective energy efficiency project requires passion and a willingness to invest some time and little money. Even if you are the key decisionmaker, making an energy efficiency project happen can be complex. This Guide offers a variet
YesforEnergyEfficiencyGuide_000.pdf
Creating a Data Center Efficiency Plan
This white paper demonstrates how to create a data center energy efficiency plan by outlining the required steps, overcoming common challenges, looking at what information is important and relevant in determining savings, and what factors to consider wh
FRE-Data-Center-Efficiency-Planning-Whitepaper.pdf
Small Data Center Webpage
Resource constrained data centers face unique challenges in their energy efficiency journey.

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Model for Data Centers
Data centers are mission-critical components of all large enterprises and frequently cost hundreds of  millions of  dollars to build, yet few high-level executives understand the true cost of  building and operating such facilities.
(TUI3011B)SimpleModelDetermingTrueTCO.pdf
Why your CFO needs to meet your IT department
Article on the benefits of involving CFOs in IT decisions.

Discovering hidden costs in your data center - a CFO perspective
IBM report on what efforts forward-thinking CFOs are doing to properly account for energy costs and more efficiently manage their data centers.
Discovering hidden costs- CFO perspective.pdf
DCEP Training

Best Practices for Modernizing Vintage Data Centers
This white paper discusses the benefits and challenges of upgrading the data center’s  infrastructure components and outlines best practices for successfully planning, implementing and testing those renovations.
Best practices for modernizing vintage data centers.pdf
The Green Data Center: Steps for the Journey
This guide summarizes practical steps that project champions can take as they seek to establish and advance their data center's energy efficiency strategy. 
m06-IBMred-GreenDataCenterJourney (1).pdf