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Title: High-Tech Means High-Efficiency: The Business Case for EnergyManagement in High-Tech Industries

Abstract

In the race to apply new technologies in ''high-tech'' facilities such as data centers, laboratories, and clean rooms, much emphasis has been placed on improving service, building capacity, and increasing speed. These facilities are socially and economically important, as part of the critical infrastructure for pharmaceuticals,electronics, communications, and many other sectors. With a singular focus on throughput, some important design issues can be overlooked, such as the energy efficiency of individual equipment (e.g., lasers, routers and switches) as well as the integration of high-tech equipment into the power distribution system and the building envelope. Among technology-based businesses, improving energy efficiency presents an often untapped opportunity to increase profits, enhance process control,maximize asset value, improve the work place environment, and manage a variety of business risks. Oddly enough, the adoption of energy efficiency improvements in this sector lags behind many others. As a result, millions of dollars are left on the table with each year ofoperation.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of Basic EnergySciences; California Energy Commission. Public Interest Energy Researchprogram
OSTI Identifier:
862089
Report Number(s):
LBNL-59127
R&D Project: E12015; BnR: 600305000; TRN: US200602%%52
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231; OTHER:CALIFORNIA ENERGYCOMMISSION
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING; BUSINESS; CAPACITY; CLEAN ROOMS; COMMUNICATIONS; DESIGN; DOLLARS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ENERGY MANAGEMENT; LASERS; POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; PROFITS; ROOFS; SWITCHES; VELOCITY; WALLS; Energy efficiency cleanrooms data centers laboratories

Citation Formats

Shanshoian, Gary, Blazek, Michele, Naughton, Phil, Seese, RobertS., Mills, Evan, and Tschudi, William. High-Tech Means High-Efficiency: The Business Case for EnergyManagement in High-Tech Industries. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/862089.
Shanshoian, Gary, Blazek, Michele, Naughton, Phil, Seese, RobertS., Mills, Evan, & Tschudi, William. High-Tech Means High-Efficiency: The Business Case for EnergyManagement in High-Tech Industries. United States. doi:10.2172/862089.
Shanshoian, Gary, Blazek, Michele, Naughton, Phil, Seese, RobertS., Mills, Evan, and Tschudi, William. Tue . "High-Tech Means High-Efficiency: The Business Case for EnergyManagement in High-Tech Industries". United States. doi:10.2172/862089. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862089.
@article{osti_862089,
title = {High-Tech Means High-Efficiency: The Business Case for EnergyManagement in High-Tech Industries},
author = {Shanshoian, Gary and Blazek, Michele and Naughton, Phil and Seese, RobertS. and Mills, Evan and Tschudi, William},
abstractNote = {In the race to apply new technologies in ''high-tech'' facilities such as data centers, laboratories, and clean rooms, much emphasis has been placed on improving service, building capacity, and increasing speed. These facilities are socially and economically important, as part of the critical infrastructure for pharmaceuticals,electronics, communications, and many other sectors. With a singular focus on throughput, some important design issues can be overlooked, such as the energy efficiency of individual equipment (e.g., lasers, routers and switches) as well as the integration of high-tech equipment into the power distribution system and the building envelope. Among technology-based businesses, improving energy efficiency presents an often untapped opportunity to increase profits, enhance process control,maximize asset value, improve the work place environment, and manage a variety of business risks. Oddly enough, the adoption of energy efficiency improvements in this sector lags behind many others. As a result, millions of dollars are left on the table with each year ofoperation.},
doi = {10.2172/862089},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}

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