Estimating a Data Center’s Electrical Carbon Footprint

  • Document Number

    SPD_DBOY-7EVHLH_EN

  • Type

    White paper

  • Languages

    English

  • Date

    02/15/2010

  • Version

    V0

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  • Document Number

    SPD_DBOY-7EVHLH_EN

  • Type

    White paper

  • Languages

    English

  • Date

    02/15/2010

  • Version

    V0

Description:

Data center carbon emissions are a growing global concern. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites data centers as a major source of energy consumption in the United States. The EPA has set an efficiency target for government data centers: a 20% reduction in carbon footprint by 2011. European Union (EU) members have agreed to cut their combined emissions of greenhouse gases to 8% below the 1990 level by 2012. Data center owners will be increasingly challenged to report their carbon emissions. This paper introduces a simple approach, supported by free web-based tools, for estimating the carbon footprint of a data center anywhere in the world.

Product Ranges:

Data Center Operation: Energy Efficiency

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Description:

Data center carbon emissions are a growing global concern. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites data centers as a major source of energy consumption in the United States. The EPA has set an efficiency target for government data centers: a 20% reduction in carbon footprint by 2011. European Union (EU) members have agreed to cut their combined emissions of greenhouse gases to 8% below the 1990 level by 2012. Data center owners will be increasingly challenged to report their carbon emissions. This paper introduces a simple approach, supported by free web-based tools, for estimating the carbon footprint of a data center anywhere in the world.

Product Ranges:

Data Center Operation: Energy Efficiency

Files for Download

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