Data Center energy usage makes up approximately 2 percent of the total energy use in the United States, and is growing at a rate of 12 percent a year. The illustration here shows energy use, if we follow the current trend.
The DOE “Save Energy Now” program has partnered with the industry in the development of a process leading to practitioners qualified to evaluate the energy status and efficiency opportunities in data centers. The key objective of the Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Program is to accelerate energy savings in the dynamic and energy-intensive marketplace of data centers.
I was fortunate enough to be in the BETA group for this program and earned my DCEP – HVAC Specialist certification last month. The program trains on DC-Pro assessment tools, energy saving technologies and incorporates key metrics for all data centers. It consisted of intense training at a generalist and specialist level and includes up to six hours of exams.
Using the techniques and processes taught, energy savings of 20 percent to 40 percent is achievable.
To find out more about the program or to sign up, click here.