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On August 2, 2007 and in response to Public Law 109–431 (31KB) the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Program released to Congress a report assessing opportunities for energy efficiency improvements for government and commercial computer servers and data centers in the United States. Please note that this document is considered final and therefore, EPA is not taking any additional comments on the report at this time.
On Thursday August 9, 2007 EPA hosted a Web based discussion on its Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency Opportunities.
ENERGY STAR Podcast: Energy-Efficient Servers and Datacenters
In this podcast, EPA host Andrew Fanara is joined by four datacenter experts to discuss ways that manufacturers and users can save energy with better products.
EPA Final Report to Congress (2.5MB)
EPA worked closely with several industry stakeholders to develop this report. All relevant documents, presentations, and stakeholder feedback received by EPA are provided below. Please contact Andrew Fanara, EPA, at email@example.com with any questions.
On April 23, 2007, EPA released a draft of the Report to Congress on Data Center and Server Energy Efficiency. Over the two weeks following this release stakeholders provided many useful comments on the draft, and the comment period closed on May 7.
EPA and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory held a workshop for industry stakeholders to brainstorm and discuss the requirements of HR5646 and approaches to developing the report for Congress. This workshop explored current and emerging issues within the datacenter, including those related to IT equipment efficiency, power and cooling infrastructure, facility operation and management, and voluntary measures. Workshop materials are provided below.
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