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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

You Are Using Too Much Energy! Stop It!

Raymond Parpart  (Director Data Center Operations & Strategy, University of Chicago)

Ryan Gruver  (IT Directory, Banner Heatlh)

Location: Room 5ABC

Date: Wednesday, May 10

Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Pass Type: Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member, All Access- BUILD, All Access- Omdia, All Access- Workshop

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

You are the person in charge of the data center, and management just said you are using too much energy. Stop it!! You know DCs use lots of resources, but are you maximizing sustainability? In this session we will review how independent audits could help prove you are doing the best with what you have, show where improvements might be made, and possibly uncover issues you never thought of. We hope you will discover models to leverage strategic improvements.


  • Do you know your space and how well? Are you sure?!
  • What is the value of performing and independent audit/assessment?
  • The areas of efficiency DC operators could focus on
  • Practical solutions we implemented
  • Impact of changes we made