Learn how to create an energy efficiency plan for your data centre. Includes creation, implementation, analysis and formulating recommendations with the ultimate objective of reducing energy use and cutting carbon emissions.
The Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (CDCEP®) program considers the global focus on how energy prices and environmental protection is driving the need to reduce energy wastage through greater efficiency. It is of utmost importance and an issue that continues to be foremost in the minds of those operating data centre facilities.
The five-day program teaches expertise in energy efficiency and provides the tools to make a significant contribution to the energy strategy and effectively deal with, and manage, energy related issues and deliver efficiencies.
Strategically plan, design and implement an energy plan for data centre facilities, focusing on energy efficiency. Learners will be introduced to current energy profiler tools and models to analyse site data and formulate a comprehensive action plan to implement real energy savings potential and capacity reclamation.
The use and distribution of power will be explored considering server and IT equipment, and how usage can quickly spiral out of control when it is not being measured, monitored and maintained correctly. In addition, the use of redundant and back-up power infrastructure will be analysed considering the power utilisation for air-conditioning, fire suppression, security, alarms and other supporting systems.
A certified CDCEP® also considers the requirements for compliance, having a full understanding of national and international regulations, codes, standards and the US DoE Data Centre Energy Practitioner (DCEP). During the program, learners will be provided a valuable opportunity to access the latest industry standards.
Following this program, you are encouraged to continue your professional development by advancing your knowledge and skills to gain further official certifications and qualifications by progressing through The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which maps education programs to career advancement throughout the network infrastructure and data centre sectors.
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Experience of working within a data centre environment is essential; preferably with two years experience in a technical IT or facilities role. If you would like to discuss your experience or suitability for this program please contact us.

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Delegates will learn how to

Gain an unrivalled knowledge and forwardthinking approach to energy provision. Become an expert in the analysis of energy usage, identify opportunities for efficiencies, structure and implement a detailed energy efficiency plan.

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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
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
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
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 & 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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