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Webinar: Barriers to Data Center Energy Efficiency: The Role of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Economics
(Held September 2nd, 2021).
Barriers Webinar 9.1.21.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
"Hot" for Warm Water Cooling
The transition from air to liquid cooling is an inflection point providing an opportunity to work collectively to set guidelines for facilitating the energy efficiency of liquid-cooled High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and systems.
Hot for Warm Water Cooling.pdf
Warm-Water Cooling in Sandia National Laboratory HPC
The 2021 case study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory succinctly outlines the latest in the innovative "warm-water" approach at Sandia.
Sandia HPC Liquid Cooling_Case Study_NREL_July 2021.pdf
Cooling Performance Testing of Attaway's Negative Pressure CDU
Attaway is a recently installed High-Performance Computing (HPC) machine at Sandia National Labs that is 70% water-cooled and 30% air-cooled.
Sandia HPC Liquid Cooling_Case Study_NREL_July 2021.pdf
Cooling the Data Center: Design of a Mechanical Controls Owner Project Requirements (OPR) Template
As the power demands of supercomputers continue to grow, so do the demands of the mechanical cooling systems that support the infrastructure and building in which the supercomputers reside.
Cooling the Data Center_ Design of a Mechanical Controls Owner Project Requirements (OPR) Template.pdf
Datacenter Air Management Tool User Manual
Use manual accompanying the Air Management Tool.
DOE AM Tool--User's Manual v2 (6-30-2021).pdf
Harnessing the Power of Data Analytics for Reliable and Efficient Data Center Operations at LBNL’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Center
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) pioneered using data analytics tools for operational reliability and efficiency at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).
2021-ASHRAE-virtual-conf_Liu_NERSC (submitted).pdf
Cooling Data Centers with Warm Water
Presentation from 5/27/2021 on cooling data centers with warm water.
Sartor IEEE Madison 052621 (1).pdf
Webinar: Thermal Guidelines and Temperature Measurements in Data Centers
Accurate and cost-effective temperature management in data centers is not only important for air management and overall energy efficiency but also for thermal management of the IT equipment.
Thermal Guidelines Webinar 5-12-2021_v2._FINAL (1) (1).pdf
ECBC 2017 Data Center User Guide
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Confederation of Indian Industry – Indian Green Building Council developed this guide to aid data center developers, suppliers and operators in complying with the Energy Conservation Building Code of 2017 an
Emergence and Expansion of Liquid Cooling in Mainstream Data Centers
The IT industry is at a performance inflection point. When purchasing a new computing device, it is expected to be more powerful than the previous generation.

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
DCEP IT Specialist Training Agenda
Typical training agenda for the IT Specialist DCEP program. 
DCEP IT-Training 1-day Agenda 2-17-2021 - Web.pdf
Contracting for Efficiency: A Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Product Procurement
Contracting for Efficiency: A Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Product Procurement, provides guidance to agencies with regard t

ISO 50001 Certification
Designed to support organizations in all sectors, ISO 50001 provides a practical way to improve energy use, through the development of an energy management system (EnMS).

DCEP Process Manual
Manual provides administrative step by step instructions for conducting an energy assessment (before, during, and after the assessment).
DCEP Process Manual v3.2 (2-2-2021).pdf
Energy Efficiency Toolkit Series: IT Equipment
Energy savings at the IT Equipment level cascade through most energy consuming support systems in data centers hence multiplying the energy savings.
Introduction To The New IT Equipment Tool - Saving Energy At The IT Equipment Level - Final.pdf
A Conceptual Framework for HPC Operational Data Analytics
This paper provides a broad framework for understanding trends in Operational Data Analytics (ODA) for High-Performance Computing (HPC) facilities.
A Conceptual Framework for HPC Operational Data Analytics.pdf
Datacenter Air Management Tool Data Collection Guide
Data collection guide for the Air Management Tool. 
DOE AM Tool--Data Collection Guide v2.1 (12-3-2021).pdf
Infosys Bangalore Case Study
Infosys intended its Bangalore data center to challenge India’s data center design practices and inspire the enterprise data center industry by demonstrating best-available technology and world-class performance.
Innovation in Energy Efficiency - Infosys Bangalore DC_IGBC&LBNL_2020.pdf
Half Day Workshop | August 2020
Materials from the August 2020 virtual Half Day Workshop for the Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers Initiative
CII Workshop 2020 Aug_Vivek Rajendran Dell EMC (1).pdf
Final Agenda 19 Aug - Workshop on Green Data Centers by IGBC and LBNL US (1).pdf
8Eaton _CII Untapped Potential 19th August_Eaton (1).pdf
1DC workshop - 19 Aug 2020_IGBC - Shivraj Dhaka (1).pdf
5Data Center Sustainability v1_NPCI (1).pdf
3Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centres by_Mr Sinhal (1).pdf
Data Center Summit | December 2020
Materials from the 2 day Data Center Summit "Green & Resilient Indian Data Centers," held by IGBC, CII and LBNL.
Final Agenda_Data Center Summit 2020_CII-IGBC.pdf
Continuously Improving Energy and Water Management
High performance computing (HPC) centers are unique in certain aspects such as task scheduling and power consumption patterns.
030-037_Liu (2).pdf
Building the Business Case for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
The energy intensity of data centers means that energy efficiency improvements have the potential to deliver substantial energy (and monetary) savings to an organization.
Building the business case for energy efficiency in data centers.pdf