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House OKs Federal Energy Usage Reduction Bill

DataCenterThe House has passed a bill that will require federal agencies to conserve energy usage for data center operations, FCW reported Thursday.

Adam Mazmanian writes legislators voted 375-36 on Wednesday approving a measure introduced by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and sponsored by Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.).

The Office of Management and Budget, Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Department will work to develop standards for evaluating data center performance through energy metering and power management tools under the bill, according to the report.

OMB will also set energy efficiency goals by updating a 2007 baseline report and the CIO Council will be responsible for developing practices to achieve those targets, FCW reports.

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