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Green Grid Teams With DOE

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Green Grid, a non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the formation of two European-based working groups and the addition of more than fifty new members since April. The activities announced today highlight The Green Grids growth as well as the organization’s interest in working with governmental and non-governmental agencies worldwide to help address data center and business computing ecosystems’ energy use.

The Green Grid and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will collaborate to improve energy efficiency by educating IT managers on both the technical implementation of a greener data center and the associated financial benefits. As part of the memorandum, The Green Grid and Department of Energy will develop a common set of best practice information, terminology and tools to promote increased energy efficiency in U.S. data center facilities. The MOU was signed today at an industry roundtable forum held in Manhattan which included participants from the financial services and entertainment industries with large New York-based data centers, technology vendors, state government and non-governmental agencies and utilities.

“The memorandum of understanding with the Department of Energy signals an important step for The Green Grid,” said Roger Tipley, director of The Green Grid. “This collaboration will provide IT managers with a jointly-developed set of guidelines to help improve their energy efficiency in their data center.”

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