In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Data Center Pulse is pushing for immediate data center energy conservation and reform. Below is a new presentation from the DOE geared towards executives to get an impacting message across about this critical subject.
U.S. Data Centers - Save Energy Now
Save Energy Now is a national initiative of the DOE Industrial Technologies Program (ITP). Through Save Energy Now, the DOE aims to reduce energy use in U.S. data centers 10% by 2011 by providing energy efficiency resources, services, and tools, and actively targeting energy savings potential in four main data center areas:
- Power Conversion & Distribution
- Server Load/Computing Operations
- Cooling Equipment
- Alternative Power Generation
Data center power and cooling infrastructure worldwide wastes more than 60 million megawatt hours per year of electricity that does no useful work powering IT equipment. This represents an enormous financial burden on industry and is a significant public policy environmental issue. -Neil Rasmussen, Founder of American Power Conversion