Green Tips for Data Centers gives data center owners and operators a clear understanding of the energy-saving opportunities that exist. It covers the mechanical and electrical systems of the building and also the most promising opportunities in technology. In addition, the book's organization follows a logical approach that can be used for conducting a preliminary energy assessment.
The data center industry is focused on reducing energy, a focus driven by increasing energy costs and capital costs to add more data center capacity. Combined with rapid growth in the industry and the increase in power used by IT equipment, it is important that every data center operator understand the options for reducing energy.
In the past, it was thought that the critical nature of data center technology did not allow for traditional energy-saving approaches and that data centers' continuous operation offered no unoccupied periods when energy could be saved. Today, however, there is recognition that energy can be saved in both the data center facility and the IT equipment.
Green Tips for Data Centers is the tenth in a series of datacom books authored by ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment. This series provides comprehensive treatment of datacom cooling and related subjects.