I2SL Workshop: Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices Workshop

Data centers are becoming increasingly important for laboratories. They are extremely energy-intensive facilities, accounting for approximately 1.5 percent of the United States' power consumption, and their power demand is growing at 12.5 percent per year. Consequently, the federal government and private companies have placed a greater emphasis on increasing the energy efficiency of data centers. Furthermore, Executive Order 13514 instructs data center operators to implement best management practices in data centers. This workshop will show you how to get started and achieve savings!

This half-day workshop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Federal Energy Management Program and led by DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will focus on opportunities for improving the energy efficiency of data center facilities. The workshop supports DOE's vision to create guidelines for continuous improvement by inspiring data center owners to take action now to begin reducing energy use. The workshop will address:

  • Data centers' unique challenges
  • Performance metrics and benchmarking
  • IT equipment and software efficiency
  • Using IT to save IT (monitoring and dashboards)
  • Environmental conditions
  • Airflow management
  • Cooling systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Resources, including efficiency programs, to support federal projects

Workshop attendees will receive a workbook with copies of all presentation slides.


Dale Sartor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


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