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Webinar: Data Center Efficiency -- What Climate Change, Energy & Sustainability Managers Should Know
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This webinar will explain data center energy efficiency opportunities in an easy-to-understand manner, empower participants to spot ways to reduce energy costs in a data center or server room, and provide information on free resources that can be leveraged. Attendees will hear case studies from experts at IBM, SAP, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Energy and facilities managers, energy efficiency advocates, sustainability professionals, and IT managers will benefit from this event.

12/2/2015
When: December 2, 2015
1pm - 2:30pm EST
Where: Webinar
Contact: Daniel Kreeger
2024967390


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Data Center Efficiency - What Sustainability Managers Should Know

This webinar will explain data center energy efficiency opportunities in an easy-to-understand manner, empower participants to spot ways to reduce energy costs in a data center or server room, and provide information on free resources that can be leveraged. Attendees will hear case studies from experts at IBM, SAP, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Energy and facilities managers, energy efficiency advocates, sustainability professionals, and IT managers will benefit from this important discussion.

Speakers:

 

Greg Bush - Regional Services Lead for Americas, Regional Energy Manager for Americas, GFM Data Center Services SAP

Greg, the Regional Services Lead for the America’s for SAP, has 39 years of facility operations and is a subject expert in Data Center MEP/FP operations.  Greg currently assigned at and operates the 1 megawatt Data Center in California. His region is all of the Americas server rooms.  56 at last check.   

Greg is a “gray head” and enjoys hobbies of cheese and sausage making.  Firing the grill and amateur astronomy.  Oh, and growing the hottest chili peppers on Earth. Rather broad set of interests??

Using his knowledge and experience, the power usage effectiveness (PUE Green Grid Definition 2) of SAP’s Dublin,CA Data Center is annualized @ 1.4, down from the original design PUE of 3.3.  Greg has creatively used the various physical laws in play inside the electrical/mechanical systems to achieve this level of efficiency.  Greg pioneered the first California Bay Area Data Center to use a Fresh Air Economizer (FAE) to unload the mechanical systems.  He evolved the FAE into Heat Recovery which now heats the office space during winter months, as well as using the FAE to provide Emergency Cooling to the Data Center.  His attention to the science of moving air has reaped cost savings in the millions. And, reducing risks while doing that. He sits on the USDOE Steering Committee for Data Center Certified Energy Practitioners certification program.

Jay Dietrich - Distinguished Engineer: Energy and Climate Stewardship, IBM

Jay Dietrich is an IBM Distinguished Engineer on the Corporate Environmental Affairs Staff, with global responsibilities for Climate Stewardship and Energy Management. His career with IBM spans 33 years with assignments in facility and environmental engineering and management, regulatory affairs, software project management and the corporate environmental staff.  In his current assignment, he develops corporate policies, strategies, and goals and objectives on the subjects of product energy efficiency attributes, management and reduction of operational energy use and GHG emissions in data center, manufacturing, and office environments, energy and climate change programs, and the procurement of renewable electricity. He works closely with product development engineers, data center operations personnel, and the real estate group to drive energy efficiency and GHG reduction initiatives for IBM operations and clients.  Within the Green Grid, Jay leads the Emerald and Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT) Metric Analysis working groups and has partnered with Digital Europe and the Information Technology Industry Council on work to inform regulatory activities across the globe regarding the capabilities of and the importance of harmonizing on the two metrics. Jay has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from Purdue University. 

Mike Walker 

Otto VanGeet - Senior Engineer, NREL

Mr. Van Geet is a Senior Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), most of his work is in the Federal Energy Management Program. Prior to this assignment, Otto was the Senior Mechanical Engineer in the Site Operations group at NREL, and a Mechanical Engineer at Sandia National Labs. Mr. Van Geet has been involved in the design, construction, and operation of energy efficient research facilities such as labs and data centers as well as office and general use facilities. Mr. Van Geet was one of the founding members of the Labs21 program and provides technical guidance for the program. His experience also includes renewables screening and assessment, passive solar building design, use of design tools, photovoltaic (PV) system design for on and off grid applications, energy audits, and minimizing energy use and GHG generation for building and communities. Mr. Van Geet author many technical reports and conference papers and has been recognized with many awards from professional associations including the 2007 Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management. PE, LEED AP, CEM, Project Management Professional, BSME

Mike Walker  - President, AlterAction Inc.

Mike is the founder of AlterAction Inc., a marketing consulting firm specializing in strategies for large-scale human behavior change.  Since 2002, the company has helped a wide range of corporate, nonprofit, and government clients understand and re-shape the behavior of customers, employees, and communities.  Mike is a frequent speaker on behavioral marketing and is a recognized expert on energy efficiency programs. Prior to AlterAction, Mike served as COO of IT services firm Complete Communications, VP of Client Services at Belenos, and Manager at Deloitte Consulting.  Mike graduated from the University of Virginia and holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

 

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