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

ISO 50001 FAQs
FAQs on the practical implementation and benefits associated with ISO 50001 certification. 

A Supercomputing Center Case Study with Cooling Control Design
After designing and implementing an automated control system for a new HPC center, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) elected to use a simpler operator-based solution.
A_Supercomputing_Center_Experience_With_Cooling_Control_Design.pdf
Investigative Report on Electrical Commissioning in HPC Data Centers
The Energy Efficient High Performance Computing Working Group (EE HPC WG) has assembled a small diverse team to write a short investigative report on electrical commissioning.
Investigative_Report_on_Electrical_Commissioning_in_HPC_Data_Centers.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
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.

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.
SC 2019 EE HPC Keynote V2.pdf
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
ECBC_22June2017_printed_Nov2019 Final1 (4).pdf
Data Center Blueprint Summit Materials
Data Center Bluprint Summit | Mumbai | September 2019 Resources related to the Energy Efficiency in India Initiative from the “Building Data Center Ecosystem Conducive to India’s Digital Convergence” Data Center Blueprint Summit, held in Septe
CII Data Center Blueprint Summit_Agenda.pdf
CII Data Center Blueprint Attendance Sheet.pdf
A Joint Initiative of IGBC and LBNL US for Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers.pdf
Making Datacenters Resilient and Efficient.pdf
Data is the Future, The Future is Datacentre.pdf
Delivering Business Value through Better Aligning Facility & IT.pptx
16 More Ways to Cut Energy Waste in the Data Center
Generate ideas on how to reduce energy waste in your data center with ENERGY STAR's recommended energy efficiency actions, available here.

5 Simple Ways to Avoid Energy Waste in Your Data Center
These five measures can save a significant amount of energy and are fairly easily implemented.   

ENERGY STAR: Data Center Energy Efficiency Success Stories
This page, hosted on the ENERGY STAR website, contains case studies and return of investment (ROI) su

Green Procurement Compilation Tool
This green procurement compilation tool helps federal agencies identify green data center equipment and products,

Data is the Future, The Future is Datacentre
Slide deck presentation from the September 24th, 2019 Data Center Blueprint Summit held in Mumbai. 
CII Deck Sep 2019 Final PABLA STT.pptx
A Joint Initiative of IGBC and LBNL US for “Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centres”
Slide deck presentation from the September 24th, 2019 Data Center Blueprint Summit held in Mumbai. 
IGBC and LBNL Initiative of EE in DCs.ppt
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
Delivering Business Value through Better Aligning Facility & IT
Slide deck presentation from the September 24th, 2019 Data Center Blueprint Summit held in Mumbai. 
CII Mumbai_Align F&IT_24-Sep-19.pptx
Data Center Blueprint Summit 2019
Agenda and Attendance sheet from the  2019 Data Center Blueprint Summit held in Mumbai. 
CII Data Center Blueprint Summit_agenda_24Sep.pdf
Building Data - Attendance Sheet.pdf
Data Center Case Study: Crown Castle
Case study on Crown Castle's recent data center energy efficiency upgrade, which leveraged available utility incentives.
111 8th Loop Optimization 2019.pdf