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Improving the Energy Efficiency of our Nation’s Data Centers

The Better Buildings Challenge, a national initiative led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE), calls on leaders and innovators to significantly improve energy efficiency across the United States. Data Center or ITC organizations can partner with DOE to lead by example as Better Buildings Challenge Partners and commit to reduce the energy used by infrastructure in their entire portfolio of data centers by at least 20% within 10 years. Alternatively, any organization can become an Accelerator Partner and commit to reduce the energy used by infrastructure in one or more data centers (IT load > 100 kW) by 25% within 5 years. The partnership is voluntary and doesn’t require organizations to share proprietary information.

As a Better Buildings Partner, you will receive the following benefits from the DOE:

National recognition for sharing your progress and innovative energy efficiency solutions with DOE

National visibility through DOE’s website and social media outlets, and invitation to high level events with energy leaders and innovators

Technical support helping you identify metering needs and cost effective energy efficiency opportunities

Training opportunities from the Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers hosted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL)

Access to a knowledge repository of technology and best practices, training webinars, and peer-to -peer networking opportunities.

Partner with OMS in Your Data Center for more information on the Better Building Partnership and start to save on your Data Center Energy.

Contact Bob Doherty for more information and to express interest for reducing your Data Center’s operating budget.

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Go Green / Save Green

letter welcome to – an online forum for presenting and discussing Best Practices for today’s corporate data center professionals.

Greening the data center can actually reduce your budget

Greening the data center can actually reduce your budget

Our team consists of Data Center and engineering experts with over 100 years of experience. Collectively we offer experience in the management of the data center, implementing and validating best practices in energy efficiency as well as the design of infrastructure and facilities, project engineering, needs analysis, Power and Environmental Monitoring, clean room needs and more…. We hope you, as a data center professional and colleague, return often to this forum to share the latest research that can actually reduce your budget while saving the planet. We welcome your comments, feedback, and best practice contributions to this forum in the coming months.

(signed) Bob Doherty, Editor, | Founder/CEO OMS In Your Data Center, LLC

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