Barriers to Data Center Efficiency: Insights from Experts and Operators
As the level of information technology (IT) integration within our economic activities increases, so too will the demand for data centers (DC). The DC industry must either increase energy efficiency and sustainability practices, or it will significantly increase environmental impact. This webinar focuses on moving beyond a fixed framework of DC performance, instead developing a perspective of continuous improvement. This webinar will draw from insights from a series of DC expert and operator interviews conducted by the webinar instructors, with an emphasis on organizational and behavioral findings. In conclusion, this webinar will provide recommendations for overcoming barriers to energy efficiency, as well as strategies for establishing a process of continuous improvement within an organization. This webinar is presented by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) sponsored Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.