Google's best practices for data center efficiency, Part 3: Adjust thermostat

Raising ambient temperatures in the data center can help to reduce facility energy use.

Jul 30th, 2014

A recent series of videos takes viewers through the top 5 recommended best practices for energy efficiency from Google's data center experts. "There are many simple design choices that you can apply to both small and large data centers to improve the efficiency of a data center facility," notes the company.

The third video in the series describes how raising ambient temperatures in the data center can help to reduce facility energy use.

See also: What to do when data center temperatures rise during a cooling system failure

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