U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
New Report Highlights Data Center Efficiency Collaboration
October 21, 2008
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held the National Data Center Energy Efficiency Strategy Workshop on July 8, 2008, in Redmond, Washington. More than 150 industry and government representatives met to identify next steps for collaborating to improve efficiency in data centers. A just-released report, Energy Efficiency in Data Centers: Recommendations for Government-Industry Coordination (PDF 320 KB) Download Adobe Reader, outlines recommendations for leveraging government, industry, utility, and other stakeholder activities to meet the growing energy challenges of this sector.
This strategic workshop and report are part of the National Data Center Energy Efficiency Information Program (PDF 225 KB), a joint effort that coordinates activities from DOE’s Save Energy Now initiative, the Federal Energy Management Program, and the ENERGY STAR® program. This partnership develops and deploys tools and resources to assist data center operators in reducing energy consumption in their facilities.
The new report recommends key areas of collaboration between government and industry that could accelerate energy efficiency in data centers. It also reviews workshop discussions on defining metrics, standards, and best practices; advancing the adoption of energy-efficient technologies; and helping organizations quantify and understand the benefits of improving efficiency of data centers. The report also includes a series of papers highlighting current trends in data center efficiency.
Visit DOE’s Partnering with Computer Data Centers Web site to learn more about ITP’s efforts in this critical area, download the report, and view presentations from the workshop.
Read the DOE Press Release.