Data Center Energy Efficiency: Environmental Conditions  

Course ID: 
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 in the environmental considerations of a data center. These opportunities include room temperature considerations, humidity controls, ASHRAE Standards, and liquid cooling guidelines.


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:

  • Identify safe operating temperatures of a data center;
  • Evaluate room temperature efficiency opportunities;
  • Comprehend humidity ranges and controls; and
  • Understand liquid cooling guideline.
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