ENERGY TREND: COMMERCIAL PROJECTS AIMING FOR NET ZERO ENERGY
USE HAVE GROWN BY 300% SINCE 2012, ACCORDING TO THE NEW BUILDINGS
as more information is shared and stored
online. Half of the energy supplied to a
typical data center is used in the cooling
and power infrastructure, such as the
management of air flow and optimization
“If all data centers were 20% more ef-
ficient, the nation could save more than 20
billion k Wh of electricity by 2020, which
would result in roughly $2 billion in cost
savings,” says Energy Secretary Ernest
The Better Buildings Challenge supports the goal of doubling American energy
productivity by 2030 while motivating
building owners to save energy. More than
200 organizations have already completed
upgrades to over 9,000 facilities, with 2,100
buildings improving efficiency by least 20%
compared to their baseline years.
Need to improve the efficiency
of your server farm? The Better
Buildings Challenge was recently
expanded to include data centers.
Close to 20 partners have already
joined the challenge by committing
to reduce their energy use by at least
20% over the next decade. Participants
include national laboratories and federal
agencies such as the EPA, NASA, Department of Defense, and the Social Security
Administration. Private entities include
CoreSite Realty Corporation, eBay Inc.,
In the first year, owners will prioritize
efficiency strategies and report on the
associated energy and cost savings. They
will also develop an energy metering
plan, a showcase project, and an implementation model.
Data centers consumed about 100
billion k Wh of electricity in the U.S in
2013 – a number that is expected to grow
Data Centers Added to Better Buildings Challenge
DATA CENTERS can reduce energy by 20% by participating in the Better Buildings Challenge. Owners
will implement efficiency measures and report associated savings for 12 months.
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