In an effort to make data centers more energy efficient, ASHRAE has released “Green Tips for Data Centers.” The publication identifies techniques for optimizing energy efficiency in existing datacom facilities.
According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating
and Air-Conditioning Engineers, many of the techniques can be implemented
through operational changes, upgrades or modifications that require a
relatively low investment and that cause little disruption to the existing
operations of the IT equipment.
“The book has particular
relevance right now since there is a significant focus on energy efficiency in
data centers,” said Don Beaty,
co-founder of the ASHRAE technical committee responsible for the publication “While
it is fun and exciting to look at how we can design new data centers to be
energy efficient, the fact is that there are many, many existing datacenters in
Among the many tips included in the book are: optimize
supply air temperatures, installing monitoring equipment, improving lighting
efficiency, optimizing data storage, and improving transformer efficiencies.
tips provide insight into practical techniques that have proven successful in
other datacom facilities and give owners and operators the confidence to
implement similar techniques in their own facilities,” Beaty said.
order, contact ASHRAE customer service at (800) 527-4723 or visit www.ashrae.org/datacenterefficiency.
ASHRAE releases green guide for data centers
January 24, 2011