|Title||Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency: Public Law 109-431|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Richard E Brown, Eric R Masanet, Bruce Nordman, William F Tschudi, Arman Shehabi, John Stanley, Jonathan G Koomey, Dale A Sartor, Peter T Chan|
|Keywords||combined heat and power, computers, data centers, energy forecasting, energy star, information technology, servers|
This report was prepared in response to the request from Congress stated in Public Law 109-431 (H.R. 5646), "An Act to Study and Promote the Use of Energy Efficient Computer Servers in the United States." This report assesses current trends in energy use and energy costs of data centers and servers in the U.S. (especially Federal government facilities) and outlines existing and emerging opportunities fo improved energy efficiency. It also makes recommendations for pursuing these energy-efficiency opportunities broadly across the country though the use of information and incentive-based programs.Findings from this report include:
This report makes several recommendations for policies to achieve this savings potential. Among these recommendations are standarized permormance measurement for data centers and their equipment, leadership on energy efficiency in federal data centers, a private sector energy challenge, information on best practices, and further research and development on energy efficiency technologies and practices.
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