3 Steps to Calculate Total Enterprise IT Energy Consumption Using DCIM

Measuring, reporting, and managing a company’s sustainability performance is starting to drive employee retention, corporate reputation, and contribute to business success. Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) will report environmental sustainability metrics for the entire enterprise. However, to track progress against the enterprise’s goals and determine where inefficiencies are and improvements can be made, CSOs will need each department or function in the organization to provide more granularity in their measurement of sustainability metrics. IT is one important department where there is much interest in understanding energy consumption and, ultimately, its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Schneider Electric White Paper 67, Guide to Environmental Sustainability Metrics for Data Centers, helps address this challenge specifically for data centers by identifying and explaining the key metrics to track based on their maturity. However, CIO’s have an IT estate that goes well beyond just on-premise data centers to also include public cloud, colocation providers, distributed IT sites (i.e., edge computing), and a work-from-home (WFH) end user population.

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