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Videos from UCSB Summit on Energy Efficiency, May 1-2, 2013  

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There’s a divide within data centers today between the people who manage data center cooling, power and security systems, and the IT folks that buy and run the servers, but the efficiencies of IT have a lot to offer the future of greener data centers.
Date: 02/22/2011
Type: Blog
Executive Order 13514 addresses energy efficiency in electronics, servers, and data centers and sets ambitious goals for energy efficiency in buildings for all federal agencies.
Date: 10/07/2009
Type: News
IT firms are attempting to solve problems with smart grid congestion associated with a large-scale electric vehicle infrastructure, in part because of their experience in solving similar data overload with the early internet.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
In an effort to train students for jobs of the future, Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska now offers a two-year associate degree in the design and management of energy efficient data centers.
Date: 09/14/2009
Type: News
Technology for a "smart" electrical grid has been developed. Consumers just have to wait for this research to graduate into products and services.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Cisco is designing an automated system to manage a buildings energy use through networked lighting, HVAC, and other systems.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
Energy Star specifications are now available for data servers. The servers that receive the Energy Star label will be around 30% more energy efficient.
Date: 05/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
The internet works by putting energy in and getting data out; it is just a vessel for moving information across locations.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Electronics
IT is a small, but rapidly growing, part of US energy use demand that needs to be addressed.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Tags: computing, IT
Many IT companies are now building data centers in cool climates, then using the outside air to partially cool the servers instead of energy inefficient air conditioning.
Date: 04/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers

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