Data Center Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Carbon Offset Investment Best Practices

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Free Report: Learn how to green your organization’s energy consumption, and achieve both energy savings and public relations benefits with this comprehensive guide. Get actionable advice on energy sustainability from green pioneers in IT.

Many IT firms with large data centers and other energy intensive operations are adopting cutting-edge strategies to reduce their substantial energy costs and environmental impact. Your organization – whatever size or sector – can gain a market advantage by understanding these strategies.
“Data Center Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Carbon Offset Investment Best Practices: A Guide to Greening Your Organization’s Energy Consumption” is written by energy analysts with an in-depth understanding of green investment. This 100-plus page report provides a detailed look at the latest best practices in this rapidly growing space.


You’ll find analyses of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to investing in energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon offsets. You’ll learn key information that will prepare you to develop a scalable, low-risk, and cost-effective green energy investment strategy.


Among many other things, readers will learn about:

  • The cascading benefits of investing in demand-side data center efficiency
  • The pros and cons of pursuing direct carbon emission reductions through efficiency investments – versus pursuing indirect carbon emission reductions through the purchase of environmental commodities
  • The types of cogeneration and fuel cell generation systems, their pros and cons, and how they can advance an organization’s energy efficiency and environmental goals
  • The types of data center cooling systems (including free cooling) and methods of airflow management that maximize data center energy efficiency
  • The range of renewable energy investment options and the advantages and disadvantages of those options
  • The difference between investing in bundled RECs, unbundled RECs, and offsets from renewable energy projects – and how to evaluate which commodity may be the best investment for your organization
  • The relative effective cost of Scope 2 emission reductions sourced from bundled RECs, unbundled RECs, carbon offsets, on-site fuel cell generation, and on-site solar PV generation
  • The best way to communicate your organization’s green investments to key stakeholders and the public to achieve maximum credibility and public relations benefits.

Who should read this report?
If you need to quickly make sense of the many available data center energy efficiency, renewable energy, and carbon offset investment options, then this report is for you.
We’ve interviewed industry experts and gathered key insights and analyzed data from hundreds of resources including industry reports, regulatory agency reports, academic journals, news articles, company presentations and vendor websites. We assess the relative merits of investment options to help you and your team develop an integrated greening and communications strategy. This report acts as a valuable guide, whether you’re a data center manager looking to cut energy costs or an executive seeking insight into how to best meet corporate sustainability targets.


Read the report summary here or download the full report here.

Don’t wait to learn about the cutting-edge strategies of data IT leaders and how your organization can benefit. Read this free in-depth best practices guide now to learn how to reduce your environmental impact, save on energy costs, and reap public relations benefits.

5 thoughts to “Data Center Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Carbon Offset Investment Best Practices”

  1. Join the conversation here – let us know what you think about the data center efficiency solutions highlighted in this week’s release.

  2. Hello, thank you for providing this free guide. I appreciate your step-by-step approach but I was wondering if the rest of your report is geared mainly toward US companies. Are recommendations in later chapters applicable in other countries as well?

  3. Thank you for your comment. The key concepts discussed in the guide are applicable globally. For instance, Part 2: Renewables provides an overview of solar PV performance and how it can impact system cost regardless of location. We also provide an understanding of offsets from on-site renewables vs. carbon offsets available in the market, which is useful to all organizations. Our coverage of fuel cells and cogeneration is broadly applicable.

  4. Hello Roshni.. This is a great piece of work, putting together many thoughts, concepts, technologies. I am from India and been involved with RE projects as well as energy optimising products, energy reduction projects. I found the article very interesting and full of thought provoking technologies. However, the major challange in all these technologies especially fuel cell, etc. the CAPEX is too high and thats a real dampner. I am currently coordinating with a US company on Waste Plastic2Oil project in India and major deterrent is not the technology but cost of technology. I am looking to some of the top IT companies to take a part in the initiative. Would be happy to network with you. Best regards..S anjay

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