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Executive Order mandate Data Center Energy Practitioners (DCEP) be on-site


Executive Order 13693 states that all core data centers, to include existing, new and planned, shall have at least one certified Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP), either on-site or centralized, assigned to manage data center performance and continued optimization.”

The DCEP pilot program from the US DOE (2010) was designed to raise the standards of those involved in the energy assessments of data centers. It is driven by the principal that significant knowledge, training, and skills are required to perform data center energy assessments. The DCEP program was developed and implemented in close coordination with industry stakeholders to train a core group of professional energy practitioners and some data center professionals to help reduce their energy demands and accelerate energy savings within data centers.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program awarded Bob Doherty of OMS in Your Data Center certification as a Data Center Energy Practitioners – DCEP,  as part of their pilot program to train and test 100 professionals.


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Thermal Best Practices for Your Data Center

Heat can be a friend in the Data Center

Heat can be a friend in the Data Center

Why thermal considerations? Because ASHRAE TC 9.9 committee has redefined the Data Center.

Heat can be your friend.

Initially viewed to be controversial, you should know that new ASHRAE TC 9.9 guidelines give credible information and standards for the Data Center. There was much collaboration and testing on temperature and humidity both by ASHRAE and by independent Data Center managers.  New operating recommendations represent a “statement of reliability”. That is, ASHRAE proclaims it is safe to operate the Data Center at either extreme of their statement of reliability recommended ranges without fear for equipment failure or reduced equipment life expectancy.

Call OMS in Your Data Center when you need expert consultation and implementation of simply energy efficiency practices.


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