DOE Launches New Energy Efficiency Training for Data Center Managers

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-07-01 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The U.S. Department of Energy is developing several training certificate programs for data center managers that will focus on energy efficiency. Goals of the new program are grand: Save Energy Now aims to reduce energy use in U.S. data centers by a full 10 percent in only two years.

The U.S. Department of Energy already has put a lot of its own power into its Energy Star server and storage programs. Now it is undertaking an ambitious educational program centering on data center energy saving.

Through its Save Energy Now program, the DOE is developing several training certificate programs for data center managers that will focus on energy efficiency. The first class to be offered is scheduled for Oct. 21, 2009, at Georgia Tech's Global Learning and Conference Center in Atlanta.

The goals of the new program are grand: Save Energy Now aims to reduce energy use in U.S. data centers by a full 10 percent in only two years.

For starters, Save Energy Now is targeting the following main data center areas: power conversion and distribution, server load, computing operations, cooling equipment, and alternative power generation.

The one-day DOE class, focusing on cooling equipment, will be hosted by DCJ Education. The course will be included with DCJ Education's two training programs (Data Center Infrastructure Awareness and Data Center Infrastructure Specialist) that will be offered during the week of Oct. 19-23 at the same location. Attendees who register for the weeklong DCJ Education program will receive the DOE training free of charge. 

The new daylong class will focus on energy efficiency for data center cooling equipment. The growing cooling demand for data centers is creating a large power demand, and this new one-day course will help data center professionals receive the latest information and opportunities to save costs and become energy-efficient. 

"These courses are valuable for the IT or facilities professional. Both entities share the same goals," David Roderick of Citizens Bank said in a testimonial on the DCJ Education Website.

To register for the DCJ Education weeklong training or the DOE training event, go here. The registration fee for the DOE one-day training event is $200, which includes breakfast, lunch, book and other materials.

The U.S. Department of Energy already has put a lot of its own power into its Energy Star server and storage programs. Now it is undertaking an ambitious educational program centering on data center energy saving.

Through its Save Energy Now program, the DOE is developing several training certificate programs for data center managers that will focus on energy efficiency. The first class to be offered is scheduled for Oct. 21, 2009, at Georgia Tech's Global Learning and Conference Center in Atlanta.

The goals of the new program are grand: Save Energy Now aims to reduce energy use in U.S. data centers by a full 10 percent in only two years.

For starters, Save Energy Now is targeting the following main data center areas: power conversion and distribution, server load, computing operations, cooling equipment, and alternative power generation.

The one-day DOE class, focusing on cooling equipment, will be hosted by DCJ Education. The course will be included with DCJ Education's two training programs (Data Center Infrastructure Awareness and Data Center Infrastructure Specialist) that will be offered during the week of Oct. 19-23 at the same location. Attendees who register for the weeklong DCJ Education program will receive the DOE training free of charge. 

The new daylong class will focus on energy efficiency for data center cooling equipment. The growing cooling demand for data centers is creating a large power demand, and this new one-day course will help data center professionals receive the latest information and opportunities to save costs and become energy-efficient. 

"These courses are valuable for the IT or facilities professional. Both entities share the same goals," David Roderick of Citizens Bank said in a testimonial on the DCJ Education Website.

To register for the DCJ Education weeklong training or the DOE training event, go here. The registration fee for the DOE one-day training event is $200, which includes breakfast, lunch, book and other materials.


 
 
 
 
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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