Labs, Data Centers, and High-Tech Facilities  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours
0.2 CEU

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Labs, Data Centers, and High-Tech Facilities outlines Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 requirements
and best practices for improving the energy and environmental performance of Federal laboratories, data centers, and high-tech facilities.


Dale Sartor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   

Dale Sartor, P.E., leads the Applications Team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where he assists in the transfer of new and underutilized technology through project-focused, multi-disciplinary teams. Sartor oversees RDD&D at LBNL focused on energy efficiency in buildings for high tech industries including laboratories, cleanrooms, and data centers. His professional experience includes ten years as a principal of an architecture and engineering company, and seven years as the head of LBNL's In-House Energy Management Program. Mr. Sartor has an A.B. in architecture and an MBA from the University of California. He is a licensed mechanical engineer and a licensed general building contractor with more than 35 years experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy applications.

Paul Mathew, Staff Scientist & Deputy Leader, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   

Paul Mathew is a staff scientist and deputy leader of the Commercial Building Systems group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where he conducts applied research and market transformation activities on energy use in buildings. His current work is focused on energy efficiency and green design for laboratories and data centers, as well as energy benchmarking tools for commercial buildings. In addition to technical research and consulting, Dr. Mathew also teaches courses on energy-efficient design. Prior to joining LBNL, Dr. Mathew worked at Enron Energy Services and the Center for Building Performance at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Mangalore University and a doctorate in building performance and eiagnostics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Will Lintner, Federal Energy Management Program   

Will Lintner is a team member of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). As such, he is responsible for facilitating the use of new energy efficiency, water, and renewable energy technologies and sustainable best practices within Federal facilities, including laboratories and data centers. In 2000, he was recognized by DOE for his contributions to reducing the department's operating costs by over $100 million per year through investments in energy efficiency retrofit projects. In 2007, he received a Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management for his contribution to the joint DOE/EPA Laboratories for the 21st Century program.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will have a demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Discuss the benefits and cost savings potential of improving energy efficiency in labs, data centers, and other high tech facilities;
  • Suggest technologies for improving energy efficiency in data centers in areas such as IT equipment, software, air management, humidity control, and free and liquid cooling;
  • Suggest technologies for improving energy efficiency in labs and high tech facilities including hoods, ventilation/air changes, and HVAC systems;
  • Discuss ways to improve energy efficiency through improved operations and maintenance; and
  • Discuss FEMP resources to support energy efficiency in labs, data centers, and high tech facilities.
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