Energy Star coming to data centers
The EPA has set a date for the release of Energy Star ratings for data centers.
According to a story in Datacenter Dynamics . scientists at the US Environmental Protection Agency are getting close to the end of a several-year-long effort of creating an Energy Star rating for data centers , a 1 to 100 rating that has been available for most other types of commercial buildings. The rating system for mission-critical facilities will be launched in early June, said the agency's Alexandra Sullivan, who led the development of the rating.
The rating will be based on a data center efficiency metric the EPA team developed. It will be calculated by dividing total source energy delivered to the building uses by energy measured at the output of the UPS that feeds the IT equipment.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.