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Federal Data Center Efficiency Legislation Mirrors Changing Times

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Michael Bord

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Last month the US House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that legislators believe will lead to the widespread adoption of energy efficiency improvement standards for government data centers. Though it still requires Senate approval to proceed, if adopted, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014 (HR 540) will require, among other things, the creation of an agency tasked with creating a strategy that promotes the adoption of energy efficient technologies, and enforces energy efficiency benchmarks for government data centers.