Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices

Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices
13:50am - 16:40pm, 5th Sept 2013, JW Marriott Mumbai



Whether it's a closet or a standalone building, data centers are growing in importance and energy consumption. Projected energy use in new computer centers can be up to 100 times more intensive than other commercial/institutional buildings and will eclipse gains in efficiency and renewable energy utilization. However, significant opportunities are available to improve computational energy efficiency as well as the efficiency of the infrastructure that provides power and cooling to the computer equipment.

This one day course will provide information on state-of-the-art strategies to improve data center energy performance. While it will be targeted towards facility engineers, managers, and operators, information technology (IT) professionals and project managers will benefit from attending. In fact some of the best opportunities are lost because of poor communications between these groups.

We will address the topics below:
  • Dale Sartor, Applications Team
  • Building Technologies- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
About Instructor

Dale Sartor, P.E.,

Applications Team Leader, Building Technologies Department

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dale Sartor, P.E., heads the LBNL Building Technologies Applications Team which assists in the transfer of new and underutilized technology through project focused multi-disciplinary teams. Mr. Sartor has an AB in Architecture, and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer, and a licensed General Building Contractor. He has over thirty five years of professional experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy applications including ten years as a principal of an architecture and engineering company, and seven years as the head of LBNL’s In-House Energy Management Program. Mr. Sartor oversees RD&D at LBNL focused on energy efficiency in buildings for high tech industries (i.e. hospitals, laboratories, cleanrooms, and data centers). He is an active volunteer in professional organizations, and lectures extensively. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hawaii. Dale works to improve data center efficiency at LBNL as well as throughout the federal sector.


Data Center Energy Efficiency Workshop :

Day 1

Hall - Kaveri
09:30 - 09:45 SPEAKER OPENING
09:45 - 11:30


  • Introduction to Course and Instructor
  • Performance Metrics and Benchmarking
  • IT Equipment and Software Efficiency
  • Use IT to save IT (Monitoring and Dashboards)
  • Data Center Environmental Conditions

Dale Sartor PE , Applications Team, Building Technologies - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


11:50 - 13:30


  • Airflow management
  • Cooling systems (including Liquid Cooling and "Free" Cooling)
  • Electrical systems (Power Chain)
  • Resources
  • Summary and Takeaways

Dale Sartor PE , Applications Team, Building Technologies - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory





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