Ellen Kotzbauer & Dennis Bouley, Guide for Reducing Data Center Physical Infrastructure Energy Consumption in Federal Data Centers (White Paper 250) (2011) (full-text).
In an effort to create a clean energy economy, recent U.S. Presidents and Congress have issued a series of legislation and executive orders requiring federal agencies to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in government facilities. The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative was established to help reduce energy consumption in over 1,100 Federal data centers.
U.S. Federal data center managers are on a timeline to respond with their final consolidation plan. This paper analyzes the implication of these mandates and offers recommendations for how to improve energy efficiency in Federal data centers.