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PG&E Emerging Technology Case Study: Submersion Cooling for Data Centers
Presentation given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA.  Author(s): Fok, S.
PG&E Emerging Tech Case Study_ SVLG 2015.pdf
Particle concentrations in data centers
Study presents the first published measurements of particle concentrations in operating data centers. Indoor and outdoor particle measurements were taken at eight different sites in northern California for particulate matter 0.3–5.0 mm in diameter.
Partical concentations data centers_2007.pdf
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Small Data Center Market Study
Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) tasked Cadmus to provide insight into the energy-efficiency opportunity in small data centers in its service territory, particularly focusing on small and medium business (SMB) customers.
PGE_SmallDCs2013.pdf
Opportunities for ESPCs in Data Centers
This webinar, held by the CoE in May 2020, reviewed how energy savings performance contracts (or ESPCs) could be leveraged as a financing mechanism to reduce the barriers for energy efficiency in data centters.
Data Center ESPC Webinar-PPT_0.pdf
Opportunities for Combined Heat and Power in Data Centers
Report analyzes the opportunities for CHP technologies to assist primary power in making the data center more cost-effective and energy efficient.
chp_data_centers.pdf
Operational Data Analytics: Optimizing the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center Cooling Systems
In 2017/2018, the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group (EE HPC WG) Dashboard Team conducted an analysis that assessed the current use of information dashboards for operational facility management in major supercomputing centers around the globe, resulting
Operational Data Analytics_NERSC_Cooling_Systems.pdf
Open Specification for Liquid Cooled Rack – Transfer Fluid
This Transfer Fluid specification is one section of a comprehensive Specification for the overall Liquid Cooled Rack System.
232500 Transfer Fluid Water Treatment For Closed Loop Hydronic Systems 122221 clean.docx
Open Specification for a Liquid Cooled Server Rack
This document is a progress update on the development of an open specification for a liquid cooled server rack. The initiative to develop an open specification for liquid cooling is part of a larger initiative to harmonize international open standards i
OpenSpecification.pdf
Oil Immersion Cooling: Case Studies of Two Oil and Gas Data Centers
Presentation was given at the data center workshop hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and PG&E at NetApp in Sunnyvale, CA. Author(s): Varma, D.
GRC case study SVLG_2015pdf.pdf
NSIDC Data Center: Energy Reduction Strategies
The Green Data Center Project was a successful effort to significantly reduce the energy use of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
nsidc_dcstrategies.pdf
Node Variability in Large-Scale Power Measurements: Perspectives from the Green500, Top500 and EE HPC WG
The last decade has seen power consumption move from an afterthought to the foremost design constraint of new supercomputers.
Node Variability in Large-Scale Power Measurements_ Perspectives from the Green500, Top500 and EE HPC WG.pdf
New Horizons: Getting Back to Liquid Cooling
Amidst a backdrop of increasing computing demand, warm liquid cooling is among the cutting edge technologies that have emerged to lower energy bills and improve resiliency in data centers.
7x24LiquidCooling_New_Horizons.pdf
New Energy Efficient Data Center Programming Guide
This guide addresses the energy issues a data center owner must consider for building an energy efficient data center.
LBNL DC Energy Programming Guide 09_01_12-2.pdf
NetApp Case Study
NetApp, Inc., is a hybrid cloud data services and data management company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. NetApp has five data centers (Sunnyvale, CA; Durham, NC; Boulder, CO; Amsterdam; and Bangalore).
NetApp Bangalore_Case Study - Free Outside Air Cooling_IGBC & LBNL 2021.pdf
National Workshops
Summary of National Workshops The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), formed by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is making constant efforts towards wider adoption of green

National and regional implications of internet data center growth in the US
Combining estimates of US computer room floor space for hosting facilities with total computer room power density, we found that these US data centers in the aggregate required less than 500 MW of power in 2000, and used only about 0.12% of the electric
National_regional DC Growth_2002.pdf
Multi source cooling control algorithm
This paper describes how the automation team at ENI Green Data Center (GDC) solved the problem of controlling the temperature inside a data room that can be air cooled both with direct free-cooling and with water-based chillers and heat exchangers using
Multi source cooling control algorithm.pdf
Monitoring Kit for Data Centers
Presentation showcasing a monitoring kit for data centers with the following learning objectives:
Assessment kit presentation -Mahdavi I2SL 2014.pdf
Modular Data Centers
Presentation on modular data centers and results of a corrosivity study. Author(s): Coles, H.C.
March2012PG&ESanFrancisco.pdf
MHPCC Data Center Energy Efficiency Measures: Impact of Higher Air Intake Temperatures
Presentation of the MHPCC case study, focusing on the impact of higher air intake temperatures. Author(s): Mahdavi, R.
MHPCC Slides .pdf
Metering Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Utility Resource Efficiency, Release 3.0
The focus of this guide is to provide energy, water and facility managers and practitioners with information that facilitates using metering to achieve potential savings and benefits.
Metering Best Practices_2015.pdf
Meeting Minutes- First Advisory Group Meeting, Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers Initiative
Meeting minutes from the first advisory group meeting held in Bangalore in July 2018.
Annexure-C Final agenda - 1st Advisory Group Meeting CII IGBC & LBNL _17 July 2018 Bangalore_0.pdf
Measuring and Managing Data Center Energy Use
This article summarizes best practices developed from an extensive study of energy use in 22 data centers. Author(s): Tschudi, B., E. Mills, S. Greenberg, P. Rumsey
Measure_Manage Data Centers_2006.pdf
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and NREL: Allies in Energy Efficiency, Systems Integration, and Resilience
This case study explores the collaboration between NREL and Marin Corp Air Station (MCAS) Miramar to build a new efficient, resilient, and cost-effective data center. 
NREL Program News_Miramar Data Center_04-06-21.pdf
Making Datacenters Resilient and Efficient
Slide deck presentation from the September 24th, 2019 Data Center Blueprint Summit held in Mumbai. 
How to make data centre resilient efficient - Copy.pptx