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08/13/2020 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.
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06/22/2017 Top 12 Ways to Decrease the Energy Consumption of Your Data Center
A brief brochure compiled by ENERGY STAR that reviews the top ways to decrease energy consumption in data centers. 
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Top 12 Ways to Decrease the Energy Consumption of Your Data Center
05/20/2019 Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings in an Energy-Efficient HPC Data Center
In August 2016, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) installed a thermosyphon hybrid cooling system to reduce water usage in its already extremely energy-efficient High- Performance Computing (HPC) Data Center.

Fact Sheet: Using Thermosyphon Hybrid Cooling System to Optimize Data Center Water Efficiency
Report: Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings in an Energy-Efficient HPC Data Center: Modeling and Installation
Presentation: Liquid Cooling Your Data Center
Making a Splash: Targeting Water Saving Measures for the Highest Impact
Report: Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings in an Energy-Efficient HPC Data Center
Presentation: Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Energy Efficient Data Center
05/20/2019 Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings in an Energy-Efficient HPC Data Center
Improving data center operational efficiency requires focusing on both energy and water usage. The U.S.
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12/06/2018 Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings in an Energy Efficient HPC Data Center: Modeling and Installation
The Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System (TCHS) integrates the control of a dry heat rejection device, the thermosyphon cooler (TSC), with an open cooling tower. Johnson Controls partnered with two national laboratories—the National Renewable Energy Labora
PDF icon Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System for Water Savings.pdf
09/17/2020 Thermal Guidelines and Temperature Measurements in Data Centers
This document initially develops a list of generalized thermal best practice recommendations as a first step towards temperature management and measurements in data centers, ultimately saving infrastructure energy as well as protecting electronic equipm
PDF icon FINAL Thermal Guidelines and Temp Measurements 9-15-2020.pdf
07/13/2015 The Up Time Institute
The Uptime Institute focuses on improving uptime management in Data Center Facilities and Information Technology organizations. Members represent Fortune 500 companies who collectively and interactively learn from each other.

Up Time Institute
11/12/2013 The Other Half of the Problem – Server Closets and Small Server Rooms (Rev. 2013)
Presentation that summarizes a study on small server rooms conducted by LBNL in collaboration with Stanford and NRDC. The study characterized the power, cooling, and IT equipment in these spaces, and identified opportunities for improved efficiency.
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10/24/2012 The Other Half of the Problem – Server Closets and Small Server Rooms
Presentation given at the SVLG Data Center Summit. Author(s): Tschudi, B.
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10/02/2018 The Information Factories
Article Featured in Nature magazine in 13 September 2018 | Vol 561
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12/12/2013 The Green Grid website
The Green Grid Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit, open industry consortium of end users, policy makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies that works to improve the resource efficiency of information technology and

The Green Grid
04/15/2015 The Green Grid Liquid Cooling Work Group
Presentation given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA.  Author(s): Lyon, G. (Chair)
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02/01/2008 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. 
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11/13/2018 The Facility Perspective on Liquid Cooling: Experiences and Proposed Open Specification
Slides from the panel discussion at SuperCompute 2018 on experiences with liquid cooling and the proposed open specification.
PDF icon SuperCompute2018 Liq Cool.pdf
The Facility Perspective on Liquid Cooling: Experiences and Proposed Open Specification (PowerPoint Slides)
07/08/2016 The European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centre
This Code of Conduct is a voluntary initiative aimed to bring interested stakeholders together, including the coordination of other similar activities by manufacturers, vendors, consultants and utilities.

Code of Conduct and related resources
06/01/2013 The Energy Efficiency Potential of Cloud-Based Software: A U.S. Case Study
The energy use of data centers is a topic that has received much attention, given that data centers currently account for 1-2% of global electricity use.
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12/07/2012 The Energy Efficiency of the Jaguar Supercomputer
The growing energy cost has become a major concern for data centers. The metric, Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), has been very successful in driving the energy efficiency of data centers. PUE is not perfect, however.
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05/19/2015 The Emerging Chinese Market for Energy Efficient Data Centers
Presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) webinar, The Emerging Chinese Market for High Performance Data Centers. Webinar sheds light on some of the significant opportunities and challenges for companies that are exploring this market. 
PDF icon China Data Center EE Opportunities 20150519.pdf
06/27/2011 The Effect of Data Centre Environment on IT Reliability & Energy Consumption
Presentation from Green Grid covering the following:
PDF icon 2011EMEATechForum_TheEffectofDataCentreEnvironmentonITandEnergyConsumption.pdf
10/01/2012 The Carbon Emissions of Server Computing for Small- to Medium-Sized Organizations
NRDC and WSP Environment & Energy, LLC (WSP) launched this study to uncover the key factors that determine how on-premise and cloud computing compare from a carbon emissions and an energy efficiency perspective.
PDF icon NRDC-WSP_Cloud_Computing.pdf
06/13/2019 The C L E E R (Cloud Energy and Emissions Research) Model
The C L E E 

CLEER Model
07/01/2009 Sybase Case Study: Database Technology Company Saves $262,000 Annually
In 2005, Sybase conducted an energy audit that revealed that their data center N+1 cooling capacity was at risk due to the center’s rapid growth.
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04/15/2015 SVLG Panel on Data Center Cooling
Presentation given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA.  Author(s):Hydeman, M.
PDF icon SVLG Panel Data Center Cooling_Hydeman 2015.pdf
01/01/2008 SuperComputers: Super Polluters?
As supercomputing moves into the petaflop era (1015 flops, or FLoating point Operations Per Second), improved energy efficiency and renewable energy sources provide the key to increasing computing power without exacting and undue cost on the environment
PDF icon Super Computing_Data Center Journal.pdf
12/20/2018 Strategies for Thermal Management in Existing Data Centers
Presentation from the one day national workshop on “Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers,” held in July 2018.
PDF icon Existing Data Centre -Thermal Management-24072018.pdf

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