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Are cooling loads accounted for in the Data Center Score? Follow

Yes. The expected PUE and actual PUE of your data center both account for associated cooling energy.

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is a standard measure of facility infrastructure efficiency in the IT industry. It is equal to the total energy consumption of a Data Center (for all fuels) divided by the energy consumption used for the IT equipment. That is: PUE = Total Facility Source Energy/ IT Source Energy.

The energy consumption associated with a Data Center’s cooling requirements would be included in the Total Facility Source Energy value, hence included within the PUE metric. A rating is generated by comparing an expected (estimated through statistical regression analysis) PUE to your data center's actual, entered PUE. 

More information on how to properly benchmark your Data Center:

Data Center FAQ Document

Data Center Technical Methodology


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