High-Tech Means High-Efficiency: The Business Case for EnergyManagement in High-Tech Industries

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In the race to apply new technologies in ''high-tech'' facilities such as data centers, laboratories, and clean rooms, much emphasis has been placed on improving service, building capacity, and increasing speed. These facilities are socially and economically important, as part of the critical infrastructure for pharmaceuticals,electronics, communications, and many other sectors. With a singular focus on throughput, some important design issues can be overlooked, such as the energy efficiency of individual equipment (e.g., lasers, routers and switches) as well as the integration of high-tech equipment into the power distribution system and the building envelope. Among technology-based businesses, improving energy efficiency ... continued below

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Shanshoian, Gary; Blazek, Michele; Naughton, Phil; Seese, RobertS.; Mills, Evan & Tschudi, William November 15, 2005.

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In the race to apply new technologies in ''high-tech'' facilities such as data centers, laboratories, and clean rooms, much emphasis has been placed on improving service, building capacity, and increasing speed. These facilities are socially and economically important, as part of the critical infrastructure for pharmaceuticals,electronics, communications, and many other sectors. With a singular focus on throughput, some important design issues can be overlooked, such as the energy efficiency of individual equipment (e.g., lasers, routers and switches) as well as the integration of high-tech equipment into the power distribution system and the building envelope. Among technology-based businesses, improving energy efficiency presents an often untapped opportunity to increase profits, enhance process control,maximize asset value, improve the work place environment, and manage a variety of business risks. Oddly enough, the adoption of energy efficiency improvements in this sector lags behind many others. As a result, millions of dollars are left on the table with each year ofoperation.

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  • Report No.: LBNL--59127
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Grant Number: OTHER:CALIFORNIA ENERGYCOMMISSION
  • DOI: 10.2172/862089 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 862089
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc792630

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Shanshoian, Gary; Blazek, Michele; Naughton, Phil; Seese, RobertS.; Mills, Evan & Tschudi, William. High-Tech Means High-Efficiency: The Business Case for EnergyManagement in High-Tech Industries, report, November 15, 2005; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc792630/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.