EPA ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage Programs

The EPA Energy Star Program has two programs for Data Center Storage:

  • Product Test Data Reports, per the test specification
  • Product Unit Shipment Report, compiled annually

EPA ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage Product Test Reports

EPA ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage Unit Shipment Data

  • EPA reported data for 2016 is available in the ENERGY STAR 2016 Unit Shipment Data Summary Report. The report contains data on Data Center Storage Units Shipped in 2016.
  • EPA reported data for 2015 is available in the ENERGY STAR 2015 Unit Shipment Data Summary Report (under Archives). The report includes Data Center Storage Units Shipped in 2015 and Estimated Market Penetration data.
  • EPA reported data for 2014 is available in the ENERGY STAR 2014 Unit Shipment Data Summary Report (under Archives). The report contains data on Data Center Storage Units Shipped in 2014.

SNIA Appointed as Storage Shipment Data Aggregator by the EPA

The EPA designated the SNIA as the collection and aggregation point for data on 2016 product shipments for ENERGY STAR certified Data Center Storage products. The SNIA Emerald™ Program provides this service for the industry as it did in 2014 and 2015, receiving and processing this confidential data and submitting summarized results to the EPA.

SNIA Emerald™ Program Role

The EPA has designated the SNIA as an industry collection and aggregation point for product unit shipment data for ENERGY STAR certified Data Center Storage products. The SNIA Emerald™ Program provides this service for the industry regardless of SNIA membership. SNIA receives and processes manufacturers' unit shipment data in a confidential manner and then submits aggregated results to the EPA per the EPA timeline.

The EPA requires that all ENERGY STAR product brand owner partners report annually their certified product unit shipment data. EPA collects unit shipment data to determine the market penetration of ENERGY STAR products and evaluates the overall performance of the program.

SNIA Emerald Emerald™ Program Function

The SNIA Emerald™ Program Director receives and aggregates unit shipment data for ENERGY STAR certified Data Center Storage Products. These products are in Emerald taxonomy categories Online-2, Online-3 and Online-4. Only the aggregated information, i.e. total product shipments in each of these 3 categories plus the grand total, are reported. The names of the reporting companies are separately reported.

Confidentiality

The data submitted by a company to SNIA is treated as confidential by the SNIA in accordance with this confidentiality policy. Only aggregated data summed over the reporting companies and the names of the reporting companies is reported to the EPA.

EPA ENERGY STAR Unit Shipment Reporting Program

For more information on the EPA ENERGY STAR Unit Shipment Reporting Program, visit https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=partners.unit_shipment_data.