Guide for Reducing Data Center Physical Infrastructure Energy Consumption in Federal Data Centers

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In an effort to create a clean energy economy, recent

US presidents and congress have issued a series of

legislation and executive orders requiring federal

agencies to increase energy efficiency and reduce

carbon emissions in government facilities. Vivek

Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer, is supporting

that effort by establishing a Federal Data Center

Consolidation Initiative to help reduce energy consumption

in over 1,100 Federal data centers. US Federal

data center managers are on a timeline to respond

with their final consolidation plan. This paper analyzes

the implication of these mandates and offers recommendations

for how to improve energy efficiency in

Federal data centers. This paper is written for a US-only