Henry Wong, Intel, Data Collection and Analysis Work Group
Magnus Herrlin, Ph.D., ANCIS Incorporated
The U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkley National Labs created a training program for Data Center Practitioners to review first level energy efficiency assessments of their data centers. The Green Grid has created an Excel based assessment tool to be used as the IT module of the program. This presentation will cover the status of the tool and several of the key features. The second half of this session provides a brief overview and progress report on the DCEP program. The data center industry and DOE have partnered to develop a certificate process leading to energy practitioners qualified to evaluate the energy status and efficiency opportunities in data centers. The key objective is to raise the standards of those involved in energy assessments to accelerate energy savings in the dynamic and energy-intensive marketplace of data centers. The practitioners are trained to provide a consistent approach through system-level energy assessments. They have documented knowledge and skills including proficiency in the use of the DC Pro Software Tool Suite. Target groups for participating in the program include data center personnel (in-house expertise) and consulting professionals (for-fee consulting). After a number of pilot training events in 2010, the program will be offered world-wide in 2011.