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10/01/2020 Creating a Data Center Efficiency Plan
This white paper demonstrates how to create a data center energy efficiency plan by outlining the required steps, overcoming common challenges, looking at what information is important and relevant in determining savings, and what factors to consider wh
PDF icon FRE-Data-Center-Efficiency-Planning-Whitepaper.pdf
10/01/2020 Small Data Center Webpage
Resource constrained data centers face unique challenges in their energy efficiency journey.

09/20/2020 Data Center Electrical Power Chain Tool
This Excel-based tool helps data center owners identify energy efficiency opportunities in the electrical power chain of a data center (transformers, generators, UPSs, power distribution units), plus lighting.
File Power Chain Tool_v2.22.xlsx
09/20/2020 Energy Efficiency Assessment Report Template
Word template for a data center energy efficiency assessment report that can easily be tailored to site-specific data and owner/operator needs. 
File DCEE Assessment Report Template v2.0_Sept. 2020.docx
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
09/08/2020 Energy Assessment Worksheet
Excel-based workbook to document the layout, metrics, actions and measurements from data center assessments. It is recommended that users first use the DC Pro tool before using this worksheet.
Office spreadsheet icon Assessment Workbook v2.0_Sept. 2020.xls
09/02/2020 Energy Efficiency Toolkit Series: Electric Power Supply
Slide deck from the second of CoE's four part webinar series.
PDF icon Power Chain Tool_091020_pub.pdf
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.
PDF icon (TUI3011B)SimpleModelDetermingTrueTCO.pdf
08/13/2020 Data Center Energy Efficiency Investments: Qualitative Evidence from Focus Groups and Interviews
This study explores potential barriers to energy-efficiency investments in data centers through focus groups and interviews with data center managers, including split incentives, uncertainty about new technologies, and more.  
PDF icon EE Investments Qualitative Evidence from Focus Groups and Interviews.pdf
08/13/2020 Why your CFO needs to meet your IT department
Article on the benefits of involving CFOs in IT decisions.

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/why-your-cfo-needs-meet-your-it-department
08/13/2020 Discovering hidden costs in your data center - a CFO perspective
IBM report on what efforts forward-thinking CFOs are doing to properly account for energy costs and more efficiently manage their data centers.
PDF icon Discovering hidden costs- CFO perspective.pdf
07/13/2020 DCEP Training

DCEP Training Page
07/13/2020 Best Practices for Modernizing Vintage Data Centers
This white paper discusses the benefits and challenges of upgrading the data center’s  infrastructure components and outlines best practices for successfully planning, implementing and testing those renovations.
PDF icon Best practices for modernizing vintage data centers.pdf
06/05/2020 Breakthrough Data Center Design: NetApp-Bangalore Campus
PDF icon Data Centre_Presentation_NetApp.pdf
05/20/2020 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.
PDF icon Data Center ESPC Webinar-PPT_0.pdf
Webinar Video Recording
04/08/2020 Lessons Learned in Achieving Data Center Efficiency Goals – 3 Case Studies
Today, data centers account for roughly 2 percent of the total U.S. electricity use, and national computational demand is expected to grow at a fast pace. Data center energy consumption can be reduced by 20 to
PDF icon 2017_09_11_17_7x24 Exchange_Better Buildings Reyher_Breland_Sartor.pdf
03/23/2020 Recalibrating global data center energy-use estimates
Data centers represent the information backbone of an increasingly digitalized world.
PDF icon Masanet_et_al_Science_2020.full_.pdf
03/19/2020 Electrical Power Chain Tool
This Excel-based tool helps data center owners identify energy efficiency opportunities in the electrical power chain of a data center (transformers, generators, UPSs, power distribution units).

02/22/2020 EPEAT Registry
The EPEAT Registry contains a searchable database of certified data center equipment available for purchase.

02/22/2020 ISO 50001 FAQs
FAQs on the practical implementation and benefits associated with ISO 50001 certification. 

12/10/2019 Investing In Data Center Resilience
Data centers are cornerstones of modern digital living. They often also are critical infrastructure, essential support for emergency response, health and governance.
PDF icon Designing and Managing Data Centers for Resilience - Demand Response and Microgrids_3Dec2019.pdf
Webinar Recording: Designing and Managing Data Centers for Resilience
12/06/2019 Designing and Managing Data Centers for Resilience (Webinar Recording)
This COE webinar recording describes demand response and microgrid technologies, the business case for their deployment, and proven examples of their implementation.

11/20/2019 HPC Energy Efficiency in the Exascale Era
Slide deck from the a Keynote delivered by Jeff Broughton (LBNL) at the energy efficiency workshop at the Super Compute 2019 conference.
PDF icon SC 2019 EE HPC Keynote V2.pdf
11/05/2019 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.
PDF icon 7x24LiquidCooling_New_Horizons.pdf
10/30/2019 ECBC 2017
This is the 2017 Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) last updated in 2019. In accordance with section 14(p) of the Energy Conservation Act 2001 the purpose of the Energy Conservation Building Code (Code) is to provide minimum requirements for the e
PDF icon ECBC_22June2017_printed_Nov2019 Final1 (4).pdf

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