Tutorial Webinar on DCPro: An Energy Assessment Tool for Data Centers  

Course ID: 
FEMPLW02192019
Duration: 
1.5 Hours
Level: 
Introductory
Date: 
02-19-2019
Time: 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
FEMP IACET: 
0.20 CEU

This webinar will present an overview of the online DCPro energy assessment tool for data centers
followed by a walk-through of the tool's inputs, outputs, and other considerations. DCPro is a comprehensive "early stage" data center profiling tool that:

  • Estimates PUE as well as a breakdown of the current and potential energy use distribution;
  • Provides a tailored list of best practice recommendations;
  • Exports results to PDF or Excel.

Additionally, an industry power user of the tool will give a presentation on how the tool has enhanced their ability to control energy costs in data centers. This webinar is useful for both beginners and more experienced users.

Instructors

Magnus Herrlin, CEM, MBA, Member of the High Tech Group, LBNL  

Magnus Herrlin is a member of the High Tech Group at LBNL where he manages a portfolio of energy efficiency projects in data centers and leads the DCEP training program. In parallel with his LBNL work, Magnus is president of ANCIS Incorporated, which is a San Francisco-based energy consultancy. Prior to ANCIS, Magnus served 10 years as principal scientist with Bell Communications Research where he optimized energy and cooling efficiency of electronic equipment rooms. Magnus is a member of a number of organizations, including the Green Grid, BICSI Data Center Standards Committee, and ASHRAE TC9.9. He holds a PhD in Building Services Engineering and is a Certified Energy Manager.

Steve Greenberg, Senior Energy Management Engineer, LBNL  

Steve Greenberg is a senior energy management engineer in the High Tech and Industrial Systems Group at LBNL. He has researched and applied energy-efficient building and industrial systems for a variety of clients on three continents over the past 27 years. Steve holds an BS in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in energy and resources-both from the University of California at Berkeley-and is a registered mechanical engineer in California. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council and a Certified Energy Manager.

Kevin McCoin, Distinguished Architect, Systems Engineer, Critical Facilities at Walmart  

In 1993, Kevin began his career as an electronic countermeasures avionics technician in the United States Marine Corps. After his first tour in Bosnia, he leveraged his skills in avionics, mechanicals, maintenance control, and quality assurance to establish the Marine Corps' first Unmanned Ariel Vehicle Squadron. Kevin left active duty in 1999 and joined Liebert Global Services/Emerson Network Power. While there, Kevin supported mission critical power systems for customers throughout the world, including the Walmart data centers in Tulsa and Bentonville. Kevin joined Walmart in 2011 as a technical expert in the area of Enterprise Critical Infrastructure Services. In his current position, Kevin leads Walmart's strategic technical initiatives in the critical power, critical space, and critical cooling areas across its portfolio. These initiatives include ensuring operational effectiveness, risk assessments, continuous efficiency improvements, standards development, and major project delivery in the U.S. and abroad. With many years of experience in the industry, Kevin provides deep, relevant experience, innovative perspectives, and an understanding of what is needed to develop robust critical facility environments. Since Kevin's first interaction with Walmart in 1999, he has been instrumental in developing and implementing both tactical and strategic initiatives to mature and harden their critical environments.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of assessing data centers for energy efficiency opportunities;
  • Be able to connect to and use the online DCPro tool;
  • Be knowledgeable about support options and resources available to them for energy efficiency improvements in data centers;
  • Will learn how an end user successfully utilizes the tool to optimize energy costs in their data centers.