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Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (CDCEP) - Professional Unit (CDCEPP)

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Detailed Course Outline

Professional Unit

Delivery of the Energy Efficiency Plan

  • Deployment of the Energy Efficiency Plan
  • Implementing measuring, monitoring and reporting
  • Business and risk evaluation
  • Energy Efficiency procurement

Site Specific Energy Audits

  • Establishing audit scope and direction
  • Site specific audit plans
  • Keys energy audit areas
  • Recommended practices

Energy Use Systems

  • Breakdown of the major energy use systems
  • Energy profile changes
  • Optimisation actions

System Specific Analysis

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

Analysis Tool-sets

  • Introduction to current data centre toolsets
  • Utilisation of toolsets

Active Energy-Efficiency Measures

  • Establishing an energy baseline
  • Site specific measuring and monitoring
  • Data analysis and energy plan preparation
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Establishing business benefits

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
  • Planning the energy management roadmap
  • Formulating an energy management team
  • Prioritisation of activities
  • The need for forward planning

Immediate Energy Actions (4C’s)

  • Understanding the business requirements
  • Importance of the four key constraints
  • Identifying the immediate concerns
  • Actioning the immediate concerns

Medium-Term CAPEX Actions

  • Evaluation of the design maturity
  • IT efficiency measures
  • Cooling efficiency measures
  • Power efficiency 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 & Procedure monitoring and control
  • IT service managment guidance

Future Technical Developments

  • New developing technologies

Energy Efficiency Accreditations

  • Environmental accreditations
  • Energy accreditations
  • Data centre energy accreditations

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