IFMA Foundation

This 38-page white paper from the IFMA Foundation provides key tactical measures to turn a data center green, including defining the starting point for the planning process.

To help achieve a successfully executed effort to green a data center, this How-To Guide provides guidance to facility managers and other site infrastructure personnel seeking to reduce data center energy costs by making existing facilities more energy efficient. It focuses on three overarching challenges for improving energy efficiency:
  • Obtaining buy-in across departments and securing realistic financing
  • Accurately measuring the energy consumed solely by the data center
  • Optimizing power consumption in a physical environment that was not originally designed to sustain today’s IT energy load
More specifically, this guide discusses the importance of strong project leadership, securing executive support and funding, what power usage effectiveness is and how to calculate it, and strategies to increase data center energy efficiency, modularization and sustainability.

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