Feb 19, 2010

DOE & EPA join to help Energy Efficiency Metrics in Data Centers

"The progress made in this agreement will also support the Department of Energy's broader goal of reducing industrial energy intensity 25% over the next 10 years."
HTML clipboardThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) joined with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry leaders to announce a breakthrough agreement on energy efficiency measurements, metrics, and reporting conventions for data center facilities.

The new agreement provides guiding principles for data center operators to gauge energy use and create opportunities for improved energy performance. By providing clear direction for data center energy management, the groups participating in the agreement hope to spur data center operators to improve their measurement practices leading to higher efficiency and reduced energy consumption.

More information on the agreement and its guiding principles can be found in ITP's February 1 press release.
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