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ASHRAE and Green Grid publish book on data centre metrics

Provides application knowledge on power usage effectiveness

| | Feb 16, 2014 | 11:32 am
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Provides application knowledge on power usage effectiveness

Pointing out that Power usage effectiveness (PUE) has become the industry-preferred and globally adopted metric for measuring the energy efficiency of data centres, ASHRAE and The Green Grid have announced publishing “PUE: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric”, in response to the aforementioned demand.

This is the 11th book in the Datacom Series of publications from ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment, for which ASHRAE TC 9.9 collaborated with The Green Grid, a non-profit consortium, the announcement elaborated.

ASHRAE gave further details: For this book, all previously published material related to PUE was consolidated and augmented with new material. The content includes detailed information on procedures for calculating, reporting and analysing PUE measurements, plus quick references to other resources in print and online.

“Our primary goal is to provide the data centre industry with unbiased, vendor-neutral data in an understandable and actionable way, and this latest publication on the PUE metric does exactly that,” Don Beaty, Publication Subcommittee Chair of TC 9.9, said.

John Tuccillo, Chairman of the Board for The Green Grid Association, observing that Data centres are complex systems for which power and cooling remain key issues, added: “The Green Grid Association’s PUE metric has been instrumental in helping data centre owners and operators better understand and improve the energy efficiency of their existing data centers, as well as helping them make better decisions on new data centre deployments.”

ASHRAE gave purchase: The cost of the book is $59 ($50 ASHRAE members). To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide); fax 678-539-2129


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