Proposed Energy Standard for Data Centers, Telecommunications Buildings Open for Comment

Proposed Energy Standard for Data Centers, Telecommunications Buildings Open for Comment

ASHRAE is seeking comments on its proposed Standard 90.4P, Energy Standard for Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings. The standard would establish the minimum energy efficiency requirements of data centers and telecommunications buildings for design and construction and for creation of a plan for operation and … Read more…

Data Center Energy Measurement Defines ‘Useful Work’

Data Center Energy Measurement Defines ‘Useful Work’

A global taskforce on data center efficiency announced agreement on standard approaches and reporting conventions for data center energy productivity (DCeP). The taskforce recommends that data centers define attributes and measure DCeP, an equation that quantifies useful work that a data center produces based on … Read more…

Book Examines Power Usage Effectiveness Metric

Book Examines Power Usage Effectiveness Metric

The Green Grid Association and ASHRAE have collaborated to publish PUE: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric. “Data centers are complex systems for which power and cooling remain key issues facing IT organizations today. The Green Grid Association’s PUE metric has been instrumental in helping data center owners … Read more…

DCIM Making Headway in Minnesota

DCIM Making Headway in Minnesota

The Twin Cities area in Minnesota has some data centers using aspects of data center information management (DCIM) and consultants heralding it. Only a few companies are actually developing tools, according to Finance & Commerce. In 2013 the world’s data centers were responsible for 2 percent … Read more…

Green Grid Says Eco Mode Improves Data Center Efficiency

Green Grid Says Eco Mode Improves Data Center Efficiency

Eco Mode can improve data center efficiency and overall power usage effectiveness (PUE) when appropriately deployed, according to The Green Grid’s latest white paper.

Evaluation of Eco Mode in Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems also makes recommendations regarding other power distribution equipment to ensure a reliable power system. The full contents are free.

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Energy Executive Moves: AEE, Navigant, The Green Grid, Hess, South Jersey Energy Solutions

Here’s the latest personnel news among energy management leaders. Steve Chadima (pictured) has joined Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) as senior vice president of communications and director of California initiatives. Chadima previously served as vice president of external affairs for Suntech Power Holdings, where he led … Read more…

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