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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.
Systematic Approach for Universal Commissioning Plan for Liquid-cooled Systems
This study is a collaborative effort providing the methodology for commissioning liquid-cooled High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions.
Systematic approach for universal commissioning plan for liquid cooled systems.pdf
System-Level Tools With Estimated Carbon Reductions
This webinar describes the system-level tools in the DOE/LBNL Data Center Energy Efficiency Toolkit, now updated to provide estimates of carbon reductions from the recommended efficiency measures.
Training- System Tools with Carbon Reduction 3-23-2022_1.pdf
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.
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.
SVLG Panel Data Center Cooling_Hydeman 2015.pdf
Supercomputing Centers and Electricity Service Providers: A Geographically Distributed Perspective on Demand Management in Europe and the United States
Supercomputing Centers (SCs) have high and variable power demands, which increase the challenges of the Electricity Service Providers (ESPs) with regards to efficient electricity distribution and reliable grid operation.
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
Super Computing_Data Center Journal.pdf
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.
Existing Data Centre -Thermal Management-24072018.pdf
Status Report on Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers and Developing Core IT Metric to Report Energy Performance of Data Centers
Presentation slides created to gather input on potential IT-specific energy performance metrics for reporting energy performance of data centers from a Core-IT Stakeholder Consultative Working Group in India.
Small Server Rooms, Big Energy Savings
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) survey was designed to provide insight into three areas: How much are small and medium-sized companies using energy-saving virtualization and cloud computing?
Small Embedded Data Center Program Pilot
A 2016 U.S.
Small Data Centers, Large Energy Savings: an Introduction for Owners and Operators
Webinar features Steve Greenberg, a lead author of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s "Small Data Center Energy Savings Guide,"  who provides actionable guidance to save energy in small data centers (less than 5,000 squa
Small Data Center Presentation.928.17.pdf
Small Data Centers, Large Energy Savings(Presentation)
Slides from Steve Greenberg's webinar on Saving Energy in Your Small Data Centers.
Small Data Centers, Large Energy Savings Presentation03292017.pdf
Small Data Centers, Big Energy Savings
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.
Small Data Centers, Big Energy Savings.pdf
Small Data Center Workshop Presentation Slides
Presentation slides from Dale Sartor's Small Data Center Workshop at Energy Exchange on August 20th, 2018.
Small Data Center Webpage
Resource constrained data centers face unique challenges in their energy efficiency journey.

Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG)
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is a public policy business trade organization.

Shining a Light on Small Data Centers in the U.S.
This report analyzes the  distribution of small data centers across the United States by geographic distribution and by building activity.

Seventh Floor Data Centers RAY Building, Saint Louis, Missouri: Energy Usage Efficiency Assessment Report
This energy assessment, sponsored by the General Services Administration (GSA) and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), focuses on two data centers on the seventh floor of the Robert A. Young (RAY) Building.
RAY Energy assessment report -Mahdavi-May 2014.pdf
Server Power Supply Loading Guideline
Presentation on the Server Power Supply Loading Guideline. The purposes of this Guideline is to ensure that the loading for each DC bus for a multi output server power supply is consistent when measuring power supply efficiency and to allow consistency
Self-benchmarking Guide for Data Center Infrastructure: Metrics, Benchmarks, Actions
Guide that builds on prior data center benchmarking studies supported by the California energy Commission. Much of the benchmarking data are drawn from the LBNL data center benchmarking database that was developed from these studies.
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 for Data Center Energy Performance
Energy benchmarking offers a very effective way to evaluate the performance of a data center facility and compare it to similar facilities.
Saving Energy in Data Centers: Low Cost Energy Efficiency Measures Case Studies
Presentation with the following objectives:
LBNL Data Center low cost EEMs Presentation I2SL 2013 -Mahdavi.pdf
Saving Energy in Data Centers: Applying Best Practices - Hyderabad, India 2013
Presentation from the CII Data Center Workshop in Hyderabad, India. Author(s): Sartor, D.