In June 2010, EPA ENERGY STAR began to include data center building types in Portfolio Manager – the interactive energy management tool. By inputting a year’s worth of monthly IT and total building energy use into Portfolio Manager, data center operators can:
1 Server closets or computer training rooms are not considered data center space. At least 50% of the building's gross floor area (excluding parking lots and garages) must be data center to meet the data center building type. Please review general and mixed used building type eligibility requirements.
2 A rating of 50 indicates that your data center performs better than 50% data centers nationwide.