Top 10 energy conservation measures for data centers

Thursday, December 11, 2014 · available on-demand

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Free to view; $95 for credit
Length: 
81 minutes
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As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the most common energy efficiency measures specific to data centers.
  • Explain where different data center energy efficiency measures apply and don’t apply.
  • Discuss the pros and cons associated with data center energy efficiency measures.
  • Estimate the expected savings associated with data center energy efficiency measures.

Who should watch?
Data center and IT professionals, facility managers, energy managers, sustainability directors and coordinators, energy efficiency program managers and administrators, and anyone interested in data center energy efficiency.

A growing demand for information technology means a growing demand for power hungry data centers. In 2010, data centers in the United States alone consumed nearly 100 billion kWh, or roughly 2% of the country’s total power consumption. They regularly use up to 200 times more electricity than standard office spaces. The good news is that opportunities exist to save energy and money in data centers without sacrificing reliability or compromising critical systems. Join us to take a look at the top 10.

We’ll make the case for data center energy conservation measures and highlight those that should not be ignored. From computer room air conditioning unit upgrades to thin client provisioning and decommissioning; we’ll explain various energy conservation measures including when and where they apply, as well as the pros and cons. Examples will be shared to substantiate the information provided.

Course outline

Introduction and making the case for data center energy conservation measures

Computer room air conditioning and computer room air handler unit upgrades

  • Air cooled condensers to dry cooler
  • Dry cooler to evaporative cooling
  • Evaporative cooling
  • Direct expansion to chilled water

Uninterruptible power supplies and power distribution unit upgrades

Humidification upgrades

Hot aisle cold aisle rack layout

Economizer (airside or waterside)

Airflow containment—airflow management

  • Space temperature setpoint adjustment

Variable frequency drives

  • Pumps
  • Fans

Motor replacement

  • Horsepower reduction
  • High efficiency motors
  • Electronically commutated fan motors

Chiller measures

  • VFDs
  • Increased efficiency chiller
  • Increase chilled water setpoint

Virtualization, thin client provisioning and decommissioning

Other

  • Immersion cooling
  • In row cooling
  • Cooling tower measures
  • Compressor measures

Question and answer

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In order to receive credit for viewing this webinar, you'll need to pass a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Separate registration is required for each individual requiring continuing education credit.

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AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.15 CEUs (1.5 hours) toward re-certification.

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