Guidelines for Datacenter Energy Information System

Guidelines for Datacenter Energy Information System

TitleGuidelines for Datacenter Energy Information System
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsReshma Singh, Roozbeh Mahdavi, Paul A Mathew, Jessica Granderson, Yash Shukla
Date Published12/2013
Institution Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CityBerkeley
Abstract

The purpose of this document is to provide structured guidance to data center owners, operators, and designers, to empower them with information on how to specify and procure data center energy information systems (EIS) for managing the energy utilization of their data centers. Data centers are typically energy-intensive facilities that can consume up to 100 times more energy per unit area than a standard office building (FEMP 2013) . This guidance facilitates "data-driven decision making," which will be enabled by following the approach outlined in the guide. This will bring speed, clarity, and objectivity to any energy or asset management decisions because of the ability to monitor and track an energy management project's performance.

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-6935E