Getting Started: Identifying and Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Your Data Center  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
2 Hours
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (MT)

Denver, CO

0.20 CEUs

MATERIALS NEEDED:   WiFi enabled laptop

This pre-event workshop will walk participants through the resources available from Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) through the Center of Expertise (CoE) for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers with emphasis on how available resources can be used in a logical sequence to identify energy efficiency opportunities in data centers. We will explore the CoE's Energy Efficiency Toolkit and recommended resources based on an organization's technical and financial considerations.

There will also be a hands-on training session of DC Pro, a publicly available data center profiling tool. This web-based preliminary assessment tool is designed to enable data center owners and operators to better diagnose how energy use is distributed in their data center and determine ways to save energy and money. It estimates the data center's power usage effectiveness (PUE) for use where sub-metered data is not available. Industry expert instructors will help workshop participants input information on their own data centers (or hypothetical) into the DC Pro tool and will be available for assistance and to answer any questions.


Steve Greenberg, Senior Energy Management Engineer, LBNL  

Steve 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 37 years, including 20 years working on data centers ranging from server closets to supercomputer centers in excess of 15MWGreenberg holds a 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.

Dale Sartor, P.E., Staff Scientist/Engineer, LBNL  

Dale is a staff scientist/engineer at LBNL where he focuses on building efficiency technology applications. He leads projects to develop and transfer new technology and stimulate the use of underutilized technology. Dale has an AB in Architecture, and a master's in business administration. He is a licensed mechanical engineer, and a licensed general building contractor. He has over forty years of professional experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy applications including 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. Currently Dale is focused on RD&D on energy efficiency in buildings for high tech industries (i.e. laboratories, cleanrooms, and data centers). He oversees the Federal Energy Management Program's Center of Expertise for Data centers.

Jingjing Liu, Program Manager, LBNL  

Jingjing is a program manager in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at LBNL. She has 13 years of professional experience in commercial and industrial (C&I) demand-side management. At present, she is leading research activities in three areas—data center efficiency and resiliency, demand flexibility for grid services and ISO 50001 energy management systems. Her current research is funded by multiple U.S. Department of Energy offices and the California Public Utilities Commission. Prior to joining LBNL, she worked at consulting companies (DNV GL and Nexant Inc.) as a Senior Engineer and project manager leading field technology assessments and quality assurance for large EE projects for utility energy efficiency programs nation-wide. Jingjing is a Professional Engineer registered in California, Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP), Certified Professional in Energy Management Systems (CP EnMS) and ASHRAE's Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) among other professional credentials. She received her MS in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University as well as her MS and BS in Architecture from Tsinghua University, China.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will:

  • Be familiar with the resources available from the Center of Expertise and better understand how they may be effectively used in their data center;
  • Be familiar with the process of assessing and identifying energy efficiency opportunities in their data center;
  • Better understand how information on their data centers can be leveraged to produce insights into what energy efficiency improvements are warranted;
  • Be able to connect to and use the DC Pro tool;
  • Know how an end user can successfully obtain recommendations from the tool to optimize energy costs in their data center.
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