EPA, Green Grid in energy-efficiency pact

The Environmental Protection Agency has signed an agreement with the Green Grid to forge greater energy efficiency in EPA computer facilities. They will broadly share the results to promote improvement in other governmental agencies and the private sector.

The agreement with the Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, follows on the heels of a memorandum of understanding the organization signed with the Storage Networking Industry Association to further networked storage practices for energy efficiency.

The Green Grid's collaboration with EPA will accelerate the adoption of best practices for energy efficiency in existing computer/server rooms throughout EPA. To that end, the Green Grid and EPA will identify a small EPA computer/server room as a target for an energy efficiency showcase.

The results, best practices and real-world takeaways from this project will be shared with other governmental agencies, industry stakeholders and the private sector, EPA and Green Grid officials said.

'The goal of the agreement between the EPA and the Green Grid is to build further collaboration between the private and public sectors and to set an example by improving energy efficiency in federal government computer facilities,' said Roger Tipley, director of the Green Grid. The Green Grid will provide a team of technical experts who will perform the assessment and direct strategies and techniques for maximizing energy efficiency, Tipley said.

The Green Grid and EPA formalized their agreement in a signing ceremony yesterday in Washington highlighted by remarks from EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson and John Tuccillo, director of the Green Grid.

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