ASHRAE and The Green Grid focus on data center efficiency.

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Cooperative publication agreement between ASHRAE and The Green Grid encourages sharing of technical information, particularly guidance regarding energy efficiency. Agreement raises collaboration efforts in electronics industry and enhances efforts to provide data center operators with important information to improve energy efficiency of data centers. Achieving IT energy efficiency is crucial to ensuring that growing companies can control costs while enabling future expansion.



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ASHRAE, The Green Grid Collaborate to Develop Data Center Efficiency



ATLANTA - Publications that provide improved guidance for data center design and operation will result from a new agreement between ASHRAE and The Green Grid.

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.

"This agreement raises our collaboration efforts in the electronics industry and enhances our efforts to provide data center operators with important information to improve the energy efficiency of data centers, paralleling the work already being done by ASHRAE to improve energy efficiency in all types of buildings," said Roger Schmidt, chair of ASHRAE's technical committee on mission critical facilities, technology spaces and electronic equipment. "ASHRAE's unique membership makeup of manufacturers, designers, facility managers, architects and code officials will go a long way in assisting the member companies of The Green Grid."

"With energy shortages and rising energy costs now topping the list of concerns for large scale organizations, the movement to reduce data center and other IT energy usage patterns is quickly gaining momentum," said Geoffrey Noer, a director of The Green Grid. "We believe achieving greater IT energy efficiency is a crucial step to ensuring that growing companies can control costs while enabling future expansion."

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.

The Green Grid, www.thegreengrid.org, is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.

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