Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


AIA Learning Units: 
1.5 LU | HSW
0.2 CEU
1.5 CE
LEED Category: 
Energy & Atmosphere

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This First Thursday Seminar covers why energy efficient data centers are critical, the best energy
efficiency opportunities, and energy management improvement processes. Topics include best practices for acquisition, benchmarking, performance metrics, and managing energy and environmental systems in Federal data centers.


Dale Sartor, Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy  

Dale Sartor is an engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he 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 principal of an architecture and engineering firm and 7 years as the head of LBNL's In-House Energy Management Program. He oversees the Federal Energy Management Program's new Center of Expertise for Data centers. Mr. Sartor 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:

  • Comply with electronics acquisition rules and E. O. 13693 goals;
  • Establish, track, and report high quality benchmarking and performance metrics;
  • Use IT to manage IT energy, using wireless sensor networks;
  • Use dashboards to share information with operators, managers, and occupants; and
  • Access free online tools and software to streamline complex technical decisions.
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