The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) plans to updates its Energy Star score for data centers. In 2010, EPA’s efficiency rating was initially announced. They will be conducting the survey to examine how efficiently does the data center manages water and energy use.
The survey will be carried out by Information Technology Industry Council (ITI).
Energy Star Score looks for the PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of US data centers. The PUE score ranges between 1-100. The data centers that score 75 or above can show an Energy Star label.
Back in 2006, the Green Grid introduced the PUE measure and used it to measure the efficacy of data centers, and later in 2016, the Green Grid was acquired by ITI.
Erica Thomas, ITI’s Senior Director for Environment, Sustainability, and Regulatory Affairs, since the last 10 years, The Green Grid collaborated with the US EPA on its data center-related Energy Star programs and is thrilled to be a part of the program that updates the Energy Star score to analyze how modern current data centers are.
Erica further said, considering the growing needs of data centers, examing the best data center performance is crucial.
Even the manager of EPA’s Energy Star Commercial Buildings program, Michael Zatz welcomed the revised data center rating scheme and said that they are thrilled to be a part of The Green Grid’s better understanding of the current situation of the data center energy efficiency.
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