Mike Patterson, Intel
In 2008 The Green Grid and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote energy efficiency in small to mid-sized data centers. This effort promotes the innovative efforts of the IT industry and EPA to facilitate improvements in the energy efficiency of computing facilities. This session will review the work performed to assess an EPA data center in Washington, D.C., the results of that assessment, and the challenges and opportunities for this type of an installation. Many of the lessons learned by both the EPA and the assessment team will be shared. Opportunities for improvements in that data center as well as opportunities for education for the industry to avoid some of the issues found will be discussed.