Training

Training (webinars, on-demand courses, and in-person events)

 Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Trainings

In order to accelerate energy savings, the data center industry and DOE partnered to develop the Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Program. The DCEP training program certifies energy practitioners qualified to evaluate the energy status and efficiency opportunities in data centers. DCEPs will:

  • Be qualified to identify and evaluate energy efficiency opportunities in data centers;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) and select Assessment Tools
  • Address energy opportunities in electrical systems, air management, HVAC, and IT equipment;
  • Meet academic/work experience requirements (pre-qualifications);
  • Receive training on conducting data center assessments;
  • Be required to pass one or two exams.

See our dedicated DCEP page for training dates!

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 Webinars

 -- New webinars to be announced soon -- 

Check out our pre-recorded webinar offerings below.

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On Demand Web-Based Courses & Webinars

FEMP On-Demand Data Center Efficiency Series

These on-demand data center energy efficiency courses were developed as part of a larger series, developed to be a comprehensive introduction to identifying and implementing energy efficiency measures in data centers. It is recommended that they are taken sequentially in the order presented below. To register for these courses, first create an account on WBDG here. To register for an individual course, once logged into your WBDG account, click the link associated with the training below, and click "Enroll in the Course" to the right of the individual course page. 

  • Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices - registration
    • This eTraining covers why energy efficient data centers are critical, the best energy efficiency opportunities, and energy management improvement processes. Topics include best practices for acquisition, benchmarking, performance metrics, and managing energy and environmental systems in Federal data centers.
  • Data Center Energy Efficiency: Air Management - registration
    • This eTraining will go in depth on the energy savings opportunities in air management within the data center. This course will go in depth on hot and cold aisles, containment strategies, recirculation and bypass air, airflow restriction and congestion and alternatives to underfloor air management systems.
  • Data Center Energy Efficiency: Environmental Conditions - registration
    • This eTraining will go in depth on the energy savings opportunities in the environmental considerations of a data center. These opportunities include room temperature considerations, humidity controls, ASHRAE Standards, and liquid cooling guidelines.
  • Data Center Energy Efficiency: Cooling Systems - registration
    • This eTraining will go in depth on the energy savings opportunities in the cooling systems within a data center. The opportunities include optimizing traditional cooling systems, moving to liquid cooling systems, utilizing free cooling, and correcting humidity controls.
  • Data Center Energy Efficiency: Electrical Systems - registration
    • This course will present best practices on energy efficiency in data centers. This eTraining will go in depth on the energy savings opportunities within the electrical system of the data center. This course will focus on efficient components and configurations of data centers, power conversions energy loss, and redundancy requirements for increased efficiency.
  • Data Center Energy Efficiency: IT Equipment and Software Efficiency - registration
    • This eTraining will go in depth on the energy savings opportunities within the IT equipment, such as server energy efficiency opportunities, and consolidation best practices. It will cover the efficiency ratings for different power supplies and the ways software can be managed to keep the optimal load for energy savings.

Other On-Demand Courses

  • Data Center Toolkit Webinar Series: This four-part webinar series will introduce version 2.0 of the Center of Expertise's Energy Efficiency Toolkit. The toolkit is a set of tools and documents aimed at characterizing energy use and identifying energy conservation measures in data centers. The series will provide an overview of how to effectively utilize the toolkit in your data center, as well as a deeper dive into tools focused on air management, the electric power chain, and IT efficiency. 
    • Toolkit Webinar Series: IT Energy Efficiency (Webinar 4)
      • On-demand webinar hosted by CoE in January 2021
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    • Toolkit Webinar Series: Air Management (Webinar 3)
      • On-demand webinar hosted by CoE in August 2020
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    • Toolkit Webinar Series: An Electric Power Chain Tool for Data Centers (Webinar 2)
      • On-demand webinar hosted by CoE in September 2020
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    • Toolkit Webinar Series: A Suite of Energy Assessment Tools (Webinar 1)
  • Everyone has a Data Center: How to be an Energy Champion for Yours (Business Case Resource)
  • Opportunities for ESPCs in Data Centers
  • Designing and Managing Data Centers for Resilience: Demand Response and Microgrids 
  • Tutorial Webinar on DCPro.
  • Big Results in Small Places: Exploring the Untapped Energy Efficiency Potential of Small Data Centers. 
  • FEMP16 Advanced HVAC in High-Tech Buildings: Data Centersregistration
    • This course covers the best known methods for reducing the energy-intensity of data centers by utilizing server-virtualization, optimizing the temperature within the data center, selecting energy-efficient cooling options, how to arrange server racks and aisles and many other efficiency opportunities. It emphasizes the need for server administrators to work with, rather than independent of facility operators.