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Guidelines for Field Data Collection to Benchmark Data Center UPS Efficiency
The purpose of this procedure is to provide instructions/guidelines for reporting the efficiency of UPS systems that are installed in data centers.
UPS_Field_Data_2004.pdf
Guidelines for Data Center Energy Information Systems
The purpose of this document is to provide structured guidance to data center owners, operators, and designers, to empower them with information on how to study, specify and procure data center energy information systems (EIS) for managing the energy ut
Guidelines for Datacenter Measure and Manage-Mahdavi- August 2014.pdf
Guideline for Water and Energy Considerations During Federal Data Center Consolidations
Consolidation presents data center owners with opportunities to employ industry energy efficiency best practices to lower both capital and operating costs, while ensuring sustainability through reduced energy and water use.
Consolidation Guidelines_2013.pdf
Guide to Minimizing Compressor-based Cooling in Data Centers
Best practice guide part of a series created by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a program of the U.S. Department of Energy.
dc_compressorguide.pdf
Growth in Data Centers and Recent Advancement in IT Load
Presentation from the one day national workshop on “Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers,” held in July 2018.
CII Workshop_Mumbai July 2018_Vivek (1).pdf
Grid Accommodation of Dynamic HPC Demand
Sudden and short-duration power swings in modern supercomputers can have a challenging impact on the voltage of the adjacent power grids.
Grid Accommodation of Dynamic HPC Demand (1).pdf
Green Procurement Compilation Tool
This green procurement compilation tool helps federal agencies identify green data center equipment and products,

Green DC Initiative of IGBC and LBNL US for Enhanced Energy efficiency In Indian Data centres - Electrical Recommendations
Electrical_Recommendations_ECBC User Guide for DCs_13 Feb19_Mr Pritam Goyal.pdf
Government Information Technology Executive Council Best Practices for Data Center Energy Efficiency - D.C. 2012
Presentation given to the Government Information Technology Executive Council in Washington, D.C. Author(s): Sartor, D.
gitec-dc-workshop-0212.pdf
GovEnergy 2011 - Data Center Efficiency Workshop
Presentation from the Data Center Efficiency Workshop Data Center Efficiency workshop given at GovEnergy in Cincinnati. Author(s): Sartor, D.
data-center-workshop-2aug11.pdf
Global Experiences with HPC Operational Data Measurement, Collection and Analysis
As we move into the exascale era, supercomputers grow larger, denser, more heterogeneous, and ever more complex.
Global Experiences with HPC Operational Data Measurement, Collection and Analysis.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
Getting Started: Identifying and Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Your Data Center
This slide deck was presented at the Energy Exchange 2019 pre-conference workshop "Getting Started: Identifying and Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Your Data Center" on August 19th, 2019. The workshop covers:
EEx 2019 - Getting Started_ Identifying and Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Your Data Center_final.pdf
Getting Data Center Management Started with Profiler Tools
Presentation slides that introduce the Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) Tools available to help data centers estimate Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) without sub-metering. 
DCProTools_09202016.pdf
General Recommendations for High Performance Computing Data Center Energy Management Dashboard Display
Within the past decade, there has been an increasing focus on improving energy efficiency in High Performance Computing (HPC).
General_Recommendations_for_High_Performance_Computing_Data_Center_Energy_Management_Dashboard_Display.pdf
Gaseous and Particulate Contamination Guidelines for Data Centers
ASHRAE white paper on data center airborne contamination developed by members of the TC 9.9 committee representing the following IT equipment manufacturers: AMD, Cisco, Cray, Dell, EMC, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Intel, Seagate, SGI, and Sun
ASHRAE_Contamination_Whitepaper_30_July_2009.pdf
Free-Cooling Calculator
Based on environmental factors, and variables related to datacenter cooling infrastructure and IT energy use, this tool calculates potential savings attributable to the use of free cooling. From Green Grid.

Free Cooling to Optimize Operational Expenditure
Presentation made during the July 2019 Hyderabad Green Data Center Workshop. 
Free Cooling to optimize Operational Expenditure.pdf
FEMP's Energy Efficiency Resources for Data Centers
Presentation slides covering the Federal Energy Management Program's data center-related resources. By Dale Sartor at the Data Center Optimization Initiative's Community of Practice meeting, October 2016.
EEDCResources093016.pdf
FEMP's Covered Product Categories searchable table
Federal agencies are required to purchase energy-efficient products.

FEMP Dashboard Guide
Dashboards help to track energy use, inform decisions for taking corrective action and can be used to track the performance of energy-efficiency improvements once they have been implemented.
FEMP Dashboard Guide -Mahdavi-July 2014.pdf
Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Data Centers
Overview of FEMP's data center work including CoE.

Fact Sheet: Improving Energy Efficiency for Server Rooms and Closets
Document outlines the best practices for improving energy efficiency for server rooms and closets. Author(s): Cheung, H.Y., R. Mahdavi, S. Greenberg, R.Brown, B. Tschudi, P. Delforge, and J. Dickerson
SmallServerRoomFactSheet2012.pdf
Executive Order 13693 -- Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade
Executive Order (E.O.) 13693 mandates for data centers: Ensuring the agency chief information officer promotes data center energy optimization, efficiency, and performance -- Section 3(a)(ii)(A); Install and monitor advanced energy meters in all data ce

Excellence in Design & Operation through Electrical Infrastructure
4 Des & Ops Excllnce_Mr Pritam Goyal.pptx