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11/13/2008 Data Center Assessments to Identify Efficiency Opportunities Presentation

Presentation that outlines a number of tools and strategies to aid practitioners in reducing energy consumption in datacenters.

Author(s): Tschudi, B.

PDF icon Datacenter Assessments to Identify Efficiency Opportunities
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
10/01/2012 Data Center Economizer Cooling with Tower Water

A prototype computer equipment rack-level cooling device with two heat exchangers was demonstrated to illustrate an energy efficient cooling capability.

PDF icon PIER_Economizer Cooling Demo_2012.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
01/25/2010 Data Center Electrical Power Chain Tool

This tool is designed to help assess the potential savings from efficiency actions in the electrical power chain of a data center, including lighting.

Office spreadsheet icon DC Pro Electrical Systems Tool
06/01/2007 Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 1 - Case Studies on Two Co-location Data Centers (No. 16 and 17)

Case studies of data centers located in a four-story building in San Francisco, California (#16 and #17). General recommendations for improving overall energy efficiency of the data centers included improving the design, operation, and control of mechan

PDF icon Benchmarking case study 16&17_2007.pdf
08/01/2007 Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 2 - Case Studies on Two Co-location Network Data Centers (No. 18 and 19)

Case studies of two data centers within a co-location facility located on the sixth floor of a multi-story building in downtown Los Angeles, California (#18 and #19). General recommendations for improving overall data center energy efficiency include im

PDF icon Benchmarking case study 18&19_2007.pdf
07/01/2007 Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 3 - Case Study on an IT Equipment-testing Center (No. 20)

Case study of data center in multi-story office building in San Jose, California (#20). Since the data center was used only for testing equipment, it was not configured as a critical facility in terms of electrical and cooling supply. General recommenda

PDF icon Benchmarking case study 20_2007.pdf
08/01/2007 Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 4 - Case Study on a Computer-testing Center (No. 21)

Case study of data center in multi-story office building in San Jose, California (#21). Since the data center was used only for testing equipment, it was not configured as a critical facility in terms of electrical and cooling supply. General recommenda

PDF icon Benchmarking case study 21_2007.pdf
08/01/2007 Data Center Energy Benchmarking: Part 5 - Case Studies on a Corporate Data Center (No. 22)

Case study of data center located in an office building in Pasadena, California (#22). General recommendations for improving overall data center energy efficiency include improving the lighting control, airflow optimization, control of mechanical system

PDF icon Benchmarking case study 22_2007.pdf
07/14/2017 Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices Workshop PDF icon FEMP Flier-7-13.pdf
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
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
10/03/2010 Data Center Energy Efficiency Opportunities 10-3-2010

Presentation on Data Center Energy Efficiency Opportunities with the following objectives:

PDF icon Tschudi 10-3-2010
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
12/20/2018 Data Center Infrastructure: Key takeaways from CtrlS

Presentation from the one day national workshop on “Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers,” held in July 2018.

PDF icon Data Center Infrastructure Key Takewaways from Ctrls_Mr Kasu.pdf
02/18/2015 Data Center Leadership in the DOE Better Buildings Challenge

Presentation from the AFCOM Symposium Southern California.

PDF icon BBC Data Centers and LBNL case study 020815.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
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
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
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
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
10/24/2012 Data Center Modeling Demonstration

Presentation on the use of Romonet Software to analyze data center retrofit options for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Author(s): Bailey, A.M. and A. Ashbaugh

PDF icon Data Center Energy Efficiency Projects - SVLG Presentation.pdf
08/01/2016 Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Memorandum

The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), as described in memorandum M-16-19 dated August 1, 2016, requires agencies to develop and report on data center strategies to consolidate inefficient infrastructure, optimize existing facilities, improve s

OMB Memorandum M-16-19
10/06/2016 Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Website

The DCOI website contains additional information including how to join the DCOI Community of Practice and the data center listserv.

Datacenters.cio.gov

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