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Green Grid’s Executive Director on New Data Center Maturity Model

The Green Grid’s executive director Mark Monroe tells DatacenterDynamics FOCUS what to expect from the organization’s newly expanded mission, announced at the group’s technical forum, held last week.
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At the forum, TGG announced new metrics to help data center managers assess the water, energy reuse, and carbon sustainability aspects of their data centers.

WUE, or Water Usage Effectiveness, first unveiled in December, is a metric that assesses the water used on-site in operating a data center, including water used for humidification and water evaporated on-site for energy production or cooling of the data center and its support systems.

ERE, or Energy Reuse Effectiveness, is a metric for measuring the benefit of reusing energy from a Data Center, providing visibility into the energy efficiency opportunities in identifying and recovering energy from facilities.

DCcE, or Data Center Compute Efficiency, is a metric that helps determine the efficiency of compute resources, which allows them to identify areas of inefficiency. DCcE is an important piece of the ongoing work by The Green Grid to determine data center productivity.

Also, in the video below, Uptime Institute Director of Content and Publications Matt Stansberry interviews Harkeeret Singh, Global Head of Energy for Technology Operations in Thomson Reuters and Advisory Board member of The Green Grid about the organizations new Data Center Maturity Model.

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