The Data Centers & Servers Project is partnering with Facilities Management (FM) to participate in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Building Challenge (BBC), an initiative to assist colleges and corporations that operate data centers in reducing energy consumption. The University of Iowa’s goal is a 25 percent reduction in Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) at the Information Technology Facility (ITF) by 2020.
Organizations participating in the DOE program receive assistance via documentation, best practices, industry contacts, summits, and other remote points of contacts and support.
The DOE will work with OneIT and FM team members to highlight the UI’s accomplishments in data center energy reduction. The university will participate in a showcase event with other departments at an upcoming energy summit.