Data Center Energy Efficiency: IT Equipment and Software Efficiency  

Education Type: 
1 Hour


AIA Learning Units: 
1 LU | HSW
0.10 CEU

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Executive Order 13693 established aggressive goals for data center energy use. This course will
present best practices on energy efficiency in data centers.

This eTraining will go in depth on the energy savings opportunities within the IT equipment, such as server energy efficiency opportunities, and consolidation best practices. It will cover the efficiency ratings for different power supplies and the ways software can be managed to keep the optimal load for energy savings.


Dale Sartor, Department Head, Building Applications Team, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

Dale Sartor heads the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Building Technologies Applications Team, which assists with the transfer of new and underutilized technology. He has over 35 years of professional experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy applications, including 10 years as a principal of an architecture and engineering company and 7 years as the head of LBNL's In–House Energy Management Program.

He oversees the Federal Energy Management Program's Center of Expertise for Data Centers. Dale has an AB in architecture and a master's degree in business administration. He is a licensed mechanical engineer and a licensed general building contractor.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will learn to:

  • Evaluate servers by computations per watt and other efficiency standards;
  • Identify opportunities for data center consolidation;
  • Increase software efficiency through virtualization;
  • Improve data storage management by reducing redundancy; and
  • Enable power management features within IT equipment.
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