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Half Day Workshop | October 2020
Materials from the October 2020 virtual Half Day Workshop for the Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers Initiative.
DraftAgenda_Workshop on Green DCs by IGBC & LBNL_22Oct_v2.03 (1).pdf
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Shivraj Dhaka_Green DCs workshop - 22 Oct 2020 (1).pdf
Innovative Cooling Technologies for Densely Occupied Loads in Data Centers.pptx
Efficiency through IT Hardware and Software.pdf
ECBC Guide_DCD _102220v3 w notes.pptx
Case study Infosys Data Center (003) (1).pptx
Infosys Case Study Launch Slide Deck.pptx
Energy Efficiency Toolkit Series: Air Management
This webinar provided an overview of cooling air management (AM) in data centers; identification of typical energy-saving opportunities in air management; and selective demonstration of Berkeley Lab's air management tools, including introduction of the
Data Center Toolkit Webinar Series - Air Management (1).pdf
Air Management Packages Tool
This report presents estimated energy savings for small data center chiller (refrigeration) and fan equipment in a new tabular format for various air management upgrade scenarios.
AM Package Lookup Table Final Guide 6-19-2020.pdf
Small Data Center Webpage
Resource constrained data centers face unique challenges in their energy efficiency journey.

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
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
FRE-Data-Center-Efficiency-Planning-Whitepaper.pdf
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. 
DCEE Assessment Report Template v2.0_Sept. 2020.docx
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
FINAL Thermal Guidelines and Temp Measurements 9-15-2020.pdf
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.
Assessment Workbook v2.0_Sept. 2020.xls
Energy Efficiency Toolkit Series: Electric Power Supply
Slide deck from the second of CoE's four part webinar series.
Power Chain Tool_091020_pub.pdf
Why your CFO needs to meet your IT department
Article on the benefits of involving CFOs in IT decisions.

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.
Discovering hidden costs- CFO perspective.pdf
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.
(TUI3011B)SimpleModelDetermingTrueTCO.pdf
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.  
EE Investments Qualitative Evidence from Focus Groups and Interviews.pdf
Data Center Toolkit Webinar Series: A Suite Of Energy Assessment Tools
This first webinar in the four-part series will introduce the CoE's comprehensive energy toolkit with a brief tour through each component and its role in an energy assessment of a data center.
Data Center Toolkit Webinar Series - A Suite Of Energy Assessment Tools .pdf
Everyone Has a Data Center: How to be an Energy Champion for Yours
Learn how to make the business case for energy efficiency in data centers.
Everyone has a Data Center - Slide Deck.pdf
DCEP Training

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.
Best practices for modernizing vintage data centers.pdf
Breakthrough Data Center Design: NetApp-Bangalore Campus
Data Centre_Presentation_NetApp.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
An Evolution in Liquid Cooling: LBNL 50B-1275 as a Case Study
This case study summarizes the energy efficiency measures (and outcomes) implemented in Building 50B, Room 1275 at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
LiquidCooling.CaseStudy.pdf
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
2017_09_11_17_7x24 Exchange_Better Buildings Reyher_Breland_Sartor.pdf
Recalibrating global data center energy-use estimates
Data centers represent the information backbone of an increasingly digitalized world.
Masanet_et_al_Science_2020.full_.pdf
ISO 50001 FAQs
FAQs on the practical implementation and benefits associated with ISO 50001 certification. 

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