Michael Zatz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
For years you have heard of the impending release of the ENERGY STAR rating and label for data centers. This presentation will report on the first six months of use since the release of the rating in June 2010, and will also highlight opportunities for data center operators to leverage the value of the ENERGY STAR label and brand to benefit their operations. First, we’ll recap the history of the rating development. Next will be a review of use since its release, with highlights of the more than half-dozen data centers that have already earned the ENERGY STAR label. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the value of the ENERGY STAR label to data center operators, as well as the growing number of mandatory benchmarking laws that will impact data center operators.