Dave Kinney, Director of Facility Planning and Operations at Telehouse, on PUE
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, data centers throughout the U.S. are projected to consume 139 billion kilowatt-hours by 2020, placing a major strain on natural resources as well as facilities’ bottom line. To avoid excessive consumption of energy, data center owners and operators utilize Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) as a key metric for the design and construction of an efficient facility. PUE gauges the ratio of energy entering the facility compared to how much power is actually consumed by IT equipment. This equation provides a window into the building’s overall efficiency and highlights areas for potential improvement.
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Kinney, Telehouse’s Director of Facility Planning and Operations, to discuss the importance of PUE as a tool for implementation of energy-efficient best practices throughout the data center. During this interview, Mr. Kinney shared his experience using innovative design and advanced technologies that can increase a facility’s PUE, and how the pursuit of an ideal rating can generate significant reduction in energy expenses.
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