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Delivers three reports — members only

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The Green Grid is boasting it's buddied-up with the top US technology industry government lobbying group, and produced three new papers on energy efficiency.

Of course, if you aren't paying the minimum $5,000 annual dues, it won't be much use at the moment. Unless of course you get the warm fuzzies from an organization making good on its charter. The reports, in particular, are strictly members only.

Those who've paid the ferryman may head to The Green Grid website — the rest of us can watch from shore.

The white papers released today are:

  • Qualitative Analysis of Power Distribution Configurations for Data Centers. The document identifies seven different configurations for power distribution in the data center and analyzes their advantages/disadvantages.
  • Existing Data Center Energy Efficiency Metrics. A compilation of current types of measurements for data centers to gauge energy use.
  • An updated version of the Data Center Efficiency Metrics White Paper. It supposedly refines the metrics used by The Green Grid and highlights infrastructure efficiency.

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The Green Grid also announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Information Technology Industry Council. (That's lawyer jargon for saying they'll work together without any sticky legal commitments. Think "going steady" for businesses)

"The Green Grid expects the MOU will help align the two organizations' positions and affirm the respective and distinct role each organization is playing to help the IT industry address the demand for energy efficiency," they said in a statement.

ITI will get recommendations from The Green Grid to advocate IT energy conservation in Washington DC. In return, they promise to tell The Green Grid about public policy initiatives that will impact the IT industry.

On a side-note, The GG said imembership has grown to 102 members since its launch in February. The full roster is available here. ®

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