Tools

DC Pro tools are "early stage" profiling tools designed for data center owners and operators to diagnose how energy is being used by their data centers and determine ways to save energy and money.

Manual that provides administrative step by step instructions for conducting an energy assessment (before, during, and after the assessment).

Excel-based worksheet to document metrics, actions, and measurements from data center assessments. It is recommended that users first use the DC Pro tool before using this worksheet.

Guide that covers how a portable and temporary wireless mesh assessment kit can be used to speed up the energy assessment process, reduce the costs, and overcome the issues with respect to shutdowns.

Excel-based tool that provides air management recommendations including reducing the supply airflow rate and increasing the supply air temperature without affecting the thermal equipment environment. It also estimates % energy reduction, kWh reduction, and associated $ savings for fans and chillers.

Excel-based tool designed to help datacenter owners assess the potential savings from efficiency actions in the electrical power chain of a data center (transformers, generators, UPSs, PDUs, power supplies).

Microsoft Word template for qualified assessors to report data center energy efficiency assessment findings. The document can easily be filled in with site data.

Comprehensive list of both high-level and detailed best practices. It is recommended to utilize this list of best practices within an energy assessment report.

Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) tool, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and the Free Cooling Calculator are additional tools available to help reduce data center energy use.