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This report from the U.S. Green Building Council explains how high performing buildings show proven cost-effectiveness, boost employee productivity, enhance tenant health, reduce liability for owners, and increase a building's property value. Certification programs like LEED and ENERGY STAR are creating common benchmarks, support tools and opportunities for the public which offer market differentiation and create higher value for buildings.

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Use this document to better understand EPA's 1-100 ENERGY STAR score for data centers and learn how to benchmark your data center in Portfolio Manager. It includes answers to common questions about the score, the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric, and energy measurement.

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Learn national industry standards for measuring and publishing values for Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) at data centers here. This document provides recommendations on how to measure and report overall data center infrastructure energy efficiency, based on agreed upon guiding principles.

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Learn and implement global industry standards for data center energy efficiency measurements, metrics, and reporting conventions here. The document also contains contact information for industry leaders participating in the global task force.

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Use this brochure to find the most effective ways you can reduce energy use in your data center. IT professionals, facility managers, energy managers, and sustainability coordinators can identify several opportunities to save energy, from virtualizing your servers to organizing your data to managing data center air flow. Print and share this brochure to your colleagues to help your organization reduce its energy consumption.

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Use this guide to learn best practices for energy-efficient data center design. The guide covers the Information Technology (IT) systems and their environmental conditions, data center air management, cooling and electrical systems, on-site generation, and heat recovery. This guide was created by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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