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June 2016: Data Centers in a Sustainable Future: A Closer Look at Energy Consumption in an Ever-Changing World
June 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Living in the Information Age, we have the world at our fingertips – from research to social media, online shopping, and beyond. With millions of people seeking millions of pieces of information at the same time, the equipment used to pull in and push out all of the data gets hot – literally. Join the Women’s Environmental Network for an evening of networking and a special talk by Dr. Priscilla Johnson on the biggest concerns surrounding data centers and the challenges of managing their energy consumption toward a sustainable future. After the talk, continue networking with WEN members and enjoy drinks at the Perennial (No Host).
Dr. Priscilla Johnson is PG&E’s Energy Efficiency Evaluation Measurement and Verification Expert for the Commercial and Water/Energy sectors, focusing in Data Center Energy Efficiency in the last few years. Dr. Johnson has an enduring passion for the environment, enabling organizations to achieve higher levels of sustainable growth. In Washington, DC, she served as a Consultant at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the Directorate for Public Understanding of Engineering. Graduating from New York University with a B.S. in Communications and Purdue University with a M.S. and Ph.D., in Civil and Environmental Engineering, she is happy to be working in the field that she loves.