High Performance High-Tech Buildings/Laboratories, Cleanrooms, and Datacenters


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
High Performance High-Tech Buildings/Laboratories, Cleanrooms, and Datacenters
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
There are four main areas of work. 1) Efficiency improvement opportunities for 3-4 industry participants from electronics, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical organizations, primarily located in Southern California will be investigated. Energy benchmarks in up to 6 cleanrooms or laboratories will be obtained. 2) Further development of the Berkeley Fume Hood and demonstration in industrial settings will continue. 3) Identification of energy efficiency improvement opportunities and benchmarking energy use in 6-10 data centers at locations of industry partners, at least four in Southern California. 4) Demonstration projects developed through the above work will be identified and undertaken to showcase best practices and new technologies. The demonstrations will generally involve industry partners in real operational settings, but could involve other research facilities such as the research data centers at Hewlett-Packard, or Georgia Tech.

Contact Information

Nancy Libonati
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15306(6)
Reasons for Exemption
This WA is for basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbances to an environmental resource.

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