Networked devices and networking equipment, as integrated systems, have the potential to contribute significant net energy savings. While it costs energy to maintain network connection and enable system-wide solutions, energy savings gained from holistic system design can outweigh gains from individual device-specific improvements. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), welcomes your participation in a joint workshop that will explore roles for the ENERGY STAR program and others in promoting energy savings using such system effects, pathways to defining and measuring systems/intelligent efficiency, and opportunities for leadership and education.
To be held on June 26 in Washington D.C., the EPA-ITI Workshop on Enabling Energy Efficient Systems builds on previous conversations between the EPA, ITI members, and other key stakeholders on the potential savings from, and technical requirements for, system energy efficiency. This topic was part of the road-mapping workshop and exercise begun in 2012; materials from that effort are available here, and of particular relevance is the Track 2 Informing Document available on line.
Goals for the workshop include: Deepening our collective systems perspective (as opposed to device only perspective); Deepening our understanding of the language and landscape of metrics for measuring system efficiency; Identifying areas of shared interest in educating a wide range of users; and Identifying specific next steps to continue this work, from development of educational materials to exploring the potential for pilot projects.
Workshop Logistics: What: EPA-ITI Workshop on Enabling Energy Efficient Systems; When: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 9 am4 pm; Where: ITI's offices at 1101 K St., NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC.; In-person attendance is encouraged, but call-in capability will be provided. A more detailed agenda and supporting materials, intended to help shape discussion during break-out sessions, will be distributed to all confirmed participants and posted to the ENERGY STAR website.