Green Grid Announces Forum Speakers

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The Green Grid has announced the speaker lineup for the upcoming First Annual Green Grid Technical Forum, to be held February 5-6 at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco. The theme is “Get Connected: Assess Today for Efficiency Tomorrow.” The second day of the forum is limited to Green Grid members.

Renato Crocetti from ADP and Jim Miller from Enterprise Rent-A-Car will deliver the opening keynotes. Other speakers include Roger Schmidt from ASHRAE, Paul Scheihing from the DOE, Andrew Fanara from the EPA, Brian Peters from ITI, Susan Andrews from NYSERDA and Mark Bramfitt from PG&E, who will join members of The Green Grid board of directors and technical committee for a series of interactive presentations and panel discussions.


“The Green Grid’s Technical Forum will address those issues which are most critical to our members,” said Tony Pierce, a director of The Green Grid. “The forum will provide an in-person networking opportunity for members to learn about the association’s deliverables in greater detail, to relay their own opinions and experiences about how to achieve greater efficiency in the data center, and to learn more about best practices.”

Scheduled sessions for the event include:

  • Building Rating/Codes/ASHRAE
  • Global Perspective in Energy Efficiency
  • Rating Systems for Data Centers
  • The Green Grid Data Center Metrics
  • Utility Incentive/Rebate Initiatives

Sessions will discuss initial results from The Green Grid’s recent studies into current data center practices, and The Green Grid’s recommended metrics along with worldwide policy activities. The Green Grid will also host discussions with leading industry policy-makers from around the world. You can register at the Green Grid web site.

The Green Grid is a non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.