The Green Grid Technical Forum and Members Meeting 2011

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Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA

March 1-2, 2011

Today’s sustainability, IT, and business related decisions are becoming key priorities for many companies. Organizations are proactively considering ways to improve energy efficiency while also positively impacting the bottom line. As part of this process, your company is faced with a number of questions. How can we leverage the data center as an asset while improving the balance sheet? How can we ensure our business is prepared to calculate the impact of carbon and water on the data center?

These questions and others were answered at The Green Grid Technical Forum that drew over 250 attendees! This year’s Forum featured an expanded focus to address metrics and decisions on related business and sustainability issues. Further, The Green Grid Technical Forum provided new technical content, training, and discussions on industry trends. The full agenda is posted below. The presentations from the Technical Forum are now available for download in the Library & Tools section of the Web site.  

Members Networking Opportunities
TGG members met with members of the Board of Directors during the Technical Forum to discuss topics like getting involved, ideas for technical projects, improving member value, etc. In addition, members networked with their peers at an evening reception.  

Roundtable Lunch Discussions
Attendees participated in roundtable discussions with leaders in the following key government and industry organizations:


Tuesday, March 1, 2011 (members-only)

To review the session abstracts and speaker bios, view the event program.  

Track 1 Track 2
7:30-8:30am Registration

Keynote by John A. "Skip" Laitner - A Target on Their Backs: ICT and the Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency

9:25-10:15am Plotting a Path to Sustainability With The Green Grid’s Data Center Maturity Model ANSI/ASHRAE 90.1-2010 "Economization and You"
10:15-10:30am Networking Break
10:30-11:20am An Analysis of Server Virtualization Utility Incentives Considerations in the Deployment of Containerized or Modular Data Center Facilities
Why Aren’t We Using Server Power Management? Sweat the Small Stuff - Incremental Energy Efficiency Improvements Provide Big Results
12:20-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:05pm Server Power Management 101 EPA ENERGY STAR for Data Center Equipment
2:15-3:05pm Coming Soon to a Data Center Near You: EU Code of Conduct, Version 2 Qualitative Analysis of Cooling Architectures
3:05-3:20pm Networking Break
3:20-4:10pm Making the Business Case for Energy Efficient Data Centers ASHRAE2008 Deployment Japan Survey and Japanese Case Studies on Data Center Efficiency
4:20-5:05pm State of The Green Grid and Members Meeting
5:05-5:20pm Key Contributor Award Ceremony
5:20pm Members Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
8:00-9:00am Registration
9:00-9:30am State of The Green Grid

Keynote by Robert D. Atkinson - Policy Makers are Focused on You, Not the Real Problem  

10:30-10:45am Networking Break
10:45-11:35am Plotting a Path to Sustainability With The Green Grid’s Data Center Maturity Model Using the Data Center Design Guide to Improve the Efficiency of Your Data Centers Corporate Social Responsibility and the Energy Efficient Data Center - Gimelec
11:45-12:35pm Using CUE™ and WUE™ to Improve Operations in Your Data Center Beyond Energy: The Sustainable Data Center DC Pro IT Tool/DOE Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Program: February 2011 Progress Report
12:35-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-2:20pm Data Center Efficiency Metrics: PUE™, Partial PUE, ERE, DCcE Understanding and Engaging Utility Incentive Programs The Collision Course of Data Center Site Selection and Sustainability
2:30-3:20pm EPA ENERGY STAR Rating for Data Centers – Experience from the First Six Months Global Harmonization of Data Center Efficiency Metrics Utilizing the SDK Energy Checker
3:20-3:35pm Networking Break


The Data Center Pulse Top Ten Determining the Implications of Unused Servers and How They Can Be Addressed The Latest on The Green Grid’s Productivity Research
4:25-5:00pm Closing Ceremonies


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