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Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (CDCEP) Full Program (CDCEP)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Core Unit

Need for Energy Efficiency?

  • CO2 Emissions issues
  • Impact of increased energy demand
  • Data Centre constraints

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Implementation of ISO 26000

Energy Audits

  • Energy audit process
  • Primary audit environments
  • Actions to improve energy efficiency

Energy Evaluation

  • Understanding energy consumption
  • Identification of areas of concern
  • Evaluation and Modelling sources

Achievable Expectations & Energy Forecasting

  • Achievable expectations
  • Industry best practices
  • Analysis and calculations
  • Forecasting growth

Energy Metrics

  • Need for metrics
  • Current industry metrics
  • New proxy metrics

Capacity Reclamation

  • Understanding design parameters
  • Importance of the four key constraints
  • Decommissioning
  • Capacity Management

KPIs & Metrics

  • Defining KPIs
  • Selecting and preparing KPIs
  • KPI measuring models

Business Continuity

  • Business continuity considerations
  • Site selection considerations
  • Energy efficiency considerations

Energy Strategy

  • Energy Efficiency Policy
  • Energy Efficiency Strategy
  • Energy Action Plan & Management Review

Energy Efficiency Plan

  • Elements of the energy efficiency plan
  • Continual monitoring

Professional Unit

Delivery of the Energy Efficiency Plan

  • Deployment of the Energy Efficiency Plan
  • Measuring, monitoring and reporting
  • Energy Efficiency procurement

Site Specific Energy Audits

  • Audit direction
  • Site specific audit plans
  • Keys energy audit areas

Energy Use Systems

  • Major energy use systems
  • Energy profile changes
  • Optimisation actions

System Specific Analysis

  • IT analysis
  • Power Infrastructure analysis
  • Environmental analysis
  • Cooling analysis

Analysis Tool-sets

  • Data centre toolsets

Active Energy-Efficiency Measures

  • Establishing an energy baseline
  • Measuring and monitoring
  • Data analysis and energy plan preparation
  • Real-time monitoring

Return on Investment

  • Return on Investment (ROI)
  • IT value
  • Financial planning
  • Total cost of ownership (TCO)

Codes & Best Practice

  • DoE DCEP
  • EU Code of Conduct

A Strategy for Energy Management

  • Energy management roadmap
  • Energy management team
  • Energy Awareness

Immediate Energy Actions (4C’s)

  • Importance of the four key constraints
  • Identifying the immediate concerns
  • Actioning the immediate concerns

Medium-Term CAPEX Actions

  • IT measures
  • Cooling measures
  • Power measures
  • CAPEX & ROI impacts

Long-Term CAPEX/OPEX Actions

  • Long-term power efficiency
  • Long-term cooling efficiency
  • CAPEX & OPEX evaluation

Processes & Procedures

  • Process & Procedure requirements
  • Process and procedure monitoring and control

Future Technical Developments

  • New developing technologies

Energy Efficiency Accreditations

  • Environmental accreditations
  • Energy accreditations
  • Data centre energy accreditations

There are a number of group and individual case studies to formulate energy efficiency plans throughout this program.


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