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Potential to Decrease U.S. Data Center Energy Consumption
Data centers will account for 3 percent of all energy consumed in the United States this year, but that figure can be reduced.
Compared to other industries, how energy-consuming are data centers?
 

Kris Holla, President and CEO, NxGen Modular
According to a 2007 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report to Congress, it is estimated that data centers will consume over 100 billion kilowatt-hours of power, or about 3 percent of all power consumed in the United States, this year. However, this estimate could be significantly decreased based on the industry-wide move towards energy efficiency. Modular designs are attractive partly because they are scalable, meaning a company is not wasting money or energy on unnecessary data center space.
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