U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
U.S. Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now is an initiative of The U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program (ITP). ITP is spearheading a broad initiative that harnesses public and private sector resources to drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity over the next 10 years. ITP is engaging other federal agencies, leading corporations, states, utilities, universities, and other organizations to accelerate industry adoption of the technologies and practices that will enable increased production with reduced energy requirements.
DOE’s Save Energy Now initiative provides the resources industry needs to identify and implement the most cost-effective options for energy savings. The initiative has now targeted data centers as a high-growth and energy intensive sector of the US economy as an important area to improve energy efficiency. Save Energy Now is developing a tool suite backed with a training curriculum, energy assessment protocols, best-in-class guidelines, a process to certify data center energy experts, and is considering working with industry on a voluntary certification process that will validate any data center's continual improvement in energy.
The Green Grid and the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy are working together to help data center managers initiate and implement an energy management program. This collaboration has resulted in the development of a Data Center Energy Profiler (DC Pro), which is designed to help owners quickly "diagnose" how energy is being used by their data centers and how they might save energy and money. DC Pro is a first step to identifying potential savings and reducing environmental emissions associated with energy production and use. The Green Grid is also participating in the Pacific Northwest National Labs Data Collection Project and is in regular dialog with Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.