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Data Center Energy Efficiency

Course Length: 3 hours

There are plenty of opportunities to save energy in data centers. Data centers are using an increasing amount of the total energy used by commercial facilities. However, these increases have a downside in that they have caused a significant increase in the power required and the heat dissipated by the computing equipment, such that it is becoming very difficult to power and cool these systems in data centers or telecommunications rooms. This course examines the best practices for data center energy efficiency by focusing on thermal guidelines for data processing, datacom facility energy efficiency, and actual high density data centers in operation today. You will gain an understanding of equipment environment specifications while learning methods for measuring performance and developing means to evaluate effectiveness of data center cooling. You will also receive instructions on the use of the U.S. DOE’s DCPro web-based energy modeling tools for data centers.

Recommended References

Datacom Series Design Guides (13 volumes)

Course Instructors

Don Beaty, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE

Jack Glass, P.E., Member ASHRAE

Roger Schmidt, Ph.D., P.E., Member ASHRAE

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All courses and webinars are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. They may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development (kmurray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar, course, or webinar at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > All Instructor-Led Training to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event or as a webinar.