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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Special Notices

It is essential that you bring a device with wireless capability, and unrestricted access to the internet as the program is delivered via an online learning management system. The log in process will be explained at the start of your program. The recommended web browser is Internet Explorer 11 but the system supports all web browsers. The program content also requires a PDF reader, adobe flash player and Microsoft word and excel.

There may be up to 20 hours of pre-reading to be completed before attending this course

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