Green Energy for Information Technology Data Centers: An Analysis of Energy Procurement Options for the Federal Government

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2009-04

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Kavitz, Paul
Moore, Kevin
Morgan, Adam
Nottberg, Travix

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This report compares alternatives to current data center service procurement trends based on: (1) total emissions, (2) relative cost, (3) performance, and (4) feasibility. Overall, the research herein suggests that, due to the complexity and variety of data center technology needs, a transformative green policy option is not currently available for data center services. However, it is recommended that the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) mandate energy measurement standards and encourage agency procurement officers to incorporate the Energy Star® Program guidance into future data center procurements

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Introduction by Dr. Catherine Rudder

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Energy, Data centers

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