February 14, 2023, 1-2:30 p.m. ET
FEMP IACET: 0.2 CEU
This training introduces attendees to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) training program in an effort to help reduce IT equipment and facility energy use and carbon footprint.
The DCEP program curriculum includes essential energy-assessment courses for people working with data centers. There are three courses:
- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) Specialist
- IT Specialist.
The training program has a comprehensive set of training material, including software tools with what-if capabilities to reinforce and enhance the learning experience.
The DCEP program issues, on behalf of the DOE, certificates of qualification to those who pass the exam(s) after taking the training. Qualified DCEPs will complete training on performing energy assessments in data centers and pass exams demonstrating their proficiency in the use of the high-level online Data Center Energy Profiler (DC Pro Tool) and selected in-depth Excel Assessment System Tools.
The Federal Energy Act of 2020 provides statutory mandates for maintaining the DCEP program in collaboration with key stakeholders. The Energy Act also states that each federal agency shall consider having its data centers evaluated once every four years by practitioners certified pursuant to the DCEP program.
This webinar is funded by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Advanced Manufacturing Office and offered by the DOE-sponsored Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the importance of energy efficiency and decarbonization in data centers
- Identify the DOE DCEP data center energy-assessment training courses
- Identify related LBNL research reports
- Identify the DOE data center energy-assessment software tools.
Magnus Herrlin, Principal Scientific Engineering Associate in the High Tech and Industrial Systems Group, LBNL
Magnus Herrlin is the president of ANCIS Inc. and has been the program lead for the DOE DCEP training program since 2009. The objective of this certificate program is to raise the standards of those involved in energy assessments of data centers. ANCIS develops advanced indoor environmental and energy solutions for facilities in general and for mission-critical facilities in particular. Over a 30-year career, Magnus has developed energy modeling tools and modeled building energy in commercial and residential structures. He has published or contributed to many papers, reports, and standards chiefly concerning thermal management, energy management, mechanical system design and operation, and IT equipment reliability for data centers and telecom central offices.
Jefferey Murrell, Program Manager for the Federal Energy-Intense Facilities, FEMP
Jefferey Murrell is program manager for the Federal Energy-Intense Facilities (EIF) program in FEMP, and is a licensed professional engineer. He also serves as a program manager for the Federal Metering and Federal Energy Management and Information System (EMIS) programs. He currently supports the Federal Healthy Building Toolkit (HBT) and Federal Energy Efficient Product Procurement (EEPP) programs. Jeff graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in general engineering and graduated from Columbia Southern University with a master's in public administration. He is currently matriculating at California Southern University in the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program, with a focus on energy resiliency and EMIS development/planning.
Rick Mears, Program Manager, Data Centers, FEMP
Rick Mears, P.E., is program manager support for the Data Center program in FEMP. He also serves as the FEMP lead for the Technology Validation and Sustainable Buildings programs. He has over 12 years of experience in the energy and sustainability fields and has provided energy resilience, energy and sustainability management, carbon accounting, and energy policy support across federal agencies. Rick is a certified energy manager and has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and an engineering degree from Cornell University.
Ian Hoffman, Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, LBNL
Ian Hoffman is a with the LBNL Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers and other teams in the Building and Industrial Applications Department. His work focuses on efficiency and resilience in data centers, individual and societal behavior on energy and efficiency, and utility customer-funded energy efficiency programs.
About FEMP Training
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