ASHRAE, Green Grid Collaborate on Data Center Efficiency
August 2008 - Energy EfficiencyA new agreement between ASHRAE and The Green Grid will focus on publications that provide improved guidance for data center design and operation.
The cooperative publication agreement between ASHRAE and The Green Grid encourages the sharing of technical information, particularly guidance regarding energy efficiency, between the two groups.
With datacom center operations running 24 hours a week, 7 days a week, approximately three times the annual operating hours of most commercial properties, energy use is typically large and concentrated. As a result, issues such as sustainable design, energy efficiency and operating cost become critically important for these facilities, says ASHRAE.