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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design

Title:
Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design

Abstract:
This guide provides an overview of best practices for energy-efficient data center design which spans the categories of Information Technology (IT) systems and their environmental conditions, data center air management, cooling and electrical systems, on-site generation, and heat recovery. IT system energy efficiency and environmental conditions are presented first because measures taken in these areas have a cascading effect of secondary energy savings for the mechanical and electrical systems. This guide concludes with a section on metrics and benchmarking values by which a data center and its systems energy efficiency can be evaluated. No design guide can offer 'the most energy-efficient' data center design but the guidelines that follow offer suggestions that provide efficiency benefits for a wide variety of data center scenarios.

URL:
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/eedatacenterbestpractices.pdf

Source:
U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
March 2011

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