Tools and Resources
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.
Global leaders within the data center industry developed a consistent set of global metrics for measuring energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. This protocol provides the agreed-on measurement protocols for PUE, Green Energy Coefficient (GEC), Energy Reuse Factor (ERF), and Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE). This document, dated October 2, 2012, also discusses agreements that have been reached to date.
This document includes the established protocols for measuring Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) at data centers, based on global industry guidance. The document establishes a standard set of metrics, indices, and measurement protocols which aim to improve data center energy efficiency globally.
In response to a 2007 Congressional request, EPA developed this 133-page report to assess current trends in energy use and energy costs of data centers and servers in the U.S., and to outline existing and emerging opportunities for improved energy efficiency. It provides particular information on the costs of data centers and servers to the federal government and opportunities for reducing those costs through improved efficiency.