DOE data center tool available

The Energy Department has released a beta version of an online software suite designed to help organizations identify key energy-saving opportunities in data centers.

The Data Center Energy Profiler Release 1.1.1. (DC Pro) is now available for user testing, according to officials of DOE's Save Energy Now program.

DC Pro can be used as a first step to help companies and government agencies identify potential savings and reduce environmental emissions associated with energy production and use.

Using DC Pro and information about their facilities, data center managers can complete a profile in about an hour. The tool provides a customized overview of energy purchases, data center energy use, savings potential and a list of actions that can be taken to realize these savings.

The beta version of DC Pro can be downloaded here. DOE is seeking user feedback about the tool.

Data center managers can also sign up to participate in the effort to reduce data center energy use.

For more information or assistance, contact DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Center at (877) EERE-INF or (877) 337-3463.

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