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06/22/2017 Top 12 Ways to Decrease the Energy Consumption of Your Data Center
A brief brochure compiled by ENERGY STAR that reviews the top ways to decrease energy consumption in data centers. 
PDF icon DataCenter-Top12-Brochure-ENERGY STAR.pdf
Top 12 Ways to Decrease the Energy Consumption of Your Data Center
06/21/2017 Better Buildings, Better Data Centers: Applying Best Practices Workshop Presentation
Slides from Dale Sartor's presentation on best practices at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference.
PDF icon CHESC Data Center Workshop 062017 (1).pdf
Better Buildings, Better Data Centers: Applying Best Practices
06/09/2017 Best Practices for Data Center Energy Efficiency
Presentation slides from the Shanghai Data Center Dynamics half day workshop on best practices for data center energy efficiency. 
PDF icon Shanghai Data Center Dynamics Workshop 060917 (1).pdf
06/01/2017 Shining a Light on Small Data Centers in the U.S.
This report analyzes the  distribution of small data centers across the United States by geographic distribution and by building activity.

Shining a Light on Small Data Centers in the U.S.
04/05/2017 Department of Energy(DOE) Energy Assessment Process Manual
Manual provides administrative step by step instructions for conducting an energy assessment (before, during, and after the assessment).
PDF icon Process Manual DOE v1.9 (3-31-2017)_0.pdf
03/29/2017 Small Data Centers, Large Energy Savings(Presentation)
Slides from Steve Greenberg's webinar on Saving Energy in Your Small Data Centers.
PDF icon Small Data Centers, Large Energy Savings Presentation03292017.pdf
03/27/2017 Small Data Centers, Big Energy Savings
The purpose of this brief guide is to present opportunities for small data center owners and operators that generally make sense and do not need expensive assessment and analysis to justify.
PDF icon Small Data Centers, Big Energy Savings.pdf
03/27/2017 Humidity Control in Data Centers
This report reviews the evolution of humidity control in data centers and makes recommendations on how to meet the current humidity control requirements in an energy-efficient manner. Guidance on the use of evaporative cooling is also provided.
PDF icon Humidity Control in Data Centers.03242017_0.pdf
03/15/2017 How to be Cloud Smart: IAAS Considerations for the Data Center Community
This whitepaper from the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) PMO, shares some of those lessons learned to provide a holistic view of cloud adoption and enable the federal data center community to be “cloud smart.”
PDF icon IAAS Considerations for the Data Center Community.pdf
02/07/2017 Data Center Metering and Resource Guide
Guide intends to help data center owners and operators implement a metering system that allows their organizations to gather the necessary data for effective decision-making and energy-efficiency improvements.
PDF icon DataCenterMeteringandResourceGuide_02072017.pdf
02/02/2017 ENERGY STAR Data Center web page
ENERGY STAR page that includes links to purchase ENERGY STAR certified enterprise servers, storage, UPSs, and network equipment.

ENERGY STAR Office Equipment
02/02/2017 FEMP's Covered Product Categories searchable table
Federal agencies are required to purchase energy-efficient products.

FEMP's Covered Product Categories searchable table
12/19/2016 Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers: Phase II Final Report
This report documents Phase II of the “Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers” initiative, which built on Phase I findings related to international best practices and how existing energy efficiency standards in India could address data ce
PDF icon IndiaPhaseIIFinalReport_CIILBNL2016.pdf
12/19/2016 Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers: Phase II White Paper
This white paper is a condensed version of Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Indian Data Centers: Final Report for Phase II Activities.
PDF icon IndiaPhaseIIWhitePaper_CIILBNL2016.pdf
12/06/2016 United States Data Center Energy Usage Report (Presentation)
Slides from Arman Shehabi's webinar on the United States Data Center Energy Usage Report.
PDF icon EnergyUsageWebinar12062016.pdf
11/10/2016 Practical Considerations for Metering and Power Usage Effectiveness
Slides presented by Dale Sartor to the Better Buildings Data Center Partners on November 2, 2016.
PDF icon Metering_PUE_Sartor112016.pdf
10/17/2016 CEE Data Centers and Business IT Program Summary
The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)'s Data Centers and Business IT Program Summary provides a downloadable Excel spreadsheet of the data center incentives that CEE members offer.

Link to download list of incentives
10/13/2016 Applying Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices
Presentation slides from Dale Sartor's session at the Designing, Deploying and Managing Efficient Data Centers Conference in Santa Clara, CA.
PDF icon SartorBest Practices_100816.pdf
10/06/2016 Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Website
The DCOI website contains additional information including how to join the DCOI Community of Practice and the data center listserv.

Datacenters.cio.gov
10/05/2016 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.
PDF icon EEDCResources093016.pdf
09/20/2016 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. 
PDF icon DCProTools_09202016.pdf
08/18/2016 DC Pro User's Manual
User's manual for the Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) Tool, V4. DC Pro estimates a data center’s current and potential Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and energy use distribution. It also provides a tailored list of recommended tasks for improvement.
PDF icon DCProManual_08182016.pdf
08/11/2016 Evidence-Based Best Practices Around Data Center Management
Best practices document associated with the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI).
PDF icon DCOI_BestPractices92016.pdf
08/08/2016 Better Buildings, Better Data Centers: Applying Best Practices
Presentation slides from Dale Sartor's Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices Workshop. The workshop was hosted as an Energy Exchange pre-training event in Providence, Rhode Island.
PDF icon EnergyExchangeDCworkshop_082016.pdf
08/01/2016 Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Memorandum
The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), as described in memorandum M-16-19 dated August 1, 2016, requires agencies to develop and report on data center strategies to consolidate inefficient infrastructure, optimize existing facilities, improve s

OMB Memorandum M-16-19

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