Past Events


16th Quarterly Membership Meeting

hosted by


 700 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA

Thursday 9/20/07 from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

"Bringing Together the Data Center Industry and Government   -  Fullfilling EPA's Vision to Congress"  



Dear Members and Guests of the Critical Facilities Round Table,

Please accept our invitation to the 16th Quarterly membership meeting of the Critical Facilities Round Table.  
This membership meeting is open only to representatives of organizations that own and operate data centers and similar critical facilities.  

Many thanks to KC Mares and to Yahoo! for providing the facilities, communications, and refreshments that will help make this event a successful one.

This is CFRT's opportunity to have a closed door and intimate conversation with EPA leadership for Server and Data Center Energy Programs, and to openly ask questions about new federal government initiatives and regulations that will effect how we design and operate our critical facilities in the future.  See the attached Newsletter article to be released in September.

We will follow our discussion with Andrew with an open session that will include input from several other leaders, from within our membership and the local data center community, to discuss other industry and government programs now in progress.

Then Yahoo! will share their progress with plans to support Sustainability and Energy Efficiency objectives in their own data centers around the globe.  

Note that an optional lunch will be provided by Yahoo!, starting at 11:30 AM, for those who wish to remain and discuss action plans and continued support of the subject programs.  Please indicate your plans to stay for lunch with your RSVP.

DATE & TIME:    Thursday, September 20, 2007 from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM 

LOCATION:        YAHOO!, 700 First Ave., Sunnyvale, CA  94089, Building E, Classroom 8   

DIRECTIONS:     Freeway 101 or 237 to exit N Mathilda, turn north, travel to about three blocks north of 237 and turn left onto First Ave, turn left again into Yahoo parking and Building E reception, main phone 408-349-1000.


8:00     Coffee, Juice, Breakfast Snacks, and CFRT Networking ...

Many thanks to KC Mares and YAHOO! for today’s facilities & refreshments 

8:30     Welcome to YAHOO!   KC Mares        

8:40    CFRT Business and News    Charles Krieger, PE & Bruce Myatt, PE
               Summary of recent and future CFRT activities
               Announcements and upcoming events of interest to the group

9:00    US EPA ... "The Changing Energy Landscape: Impacts on Data Centers and Federal Government Initiatives to Alleviate Growing Pains" by
Andrew Fanara, Director U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® Program

Andrew Fanara will convey the Federal Government's vision and response to helping data centers counter the inevitable rising cost of doing business as a result of growing energy trends, and how these initiatives can play a significant role in the data center community’s search for improved energy-efficient data center design and operation.  Andrew is the primary author of EPA's July 2007 Report to Congress on Server and Data center Energy Effciency responding to Federal Law 109-431.  We will discuss how CFRT can play a role in supporting EPA's initiatives and how our indiviual companies can get involved at a higher level.

10:00    Break and CFRT Networking  
10:15    KRIEGER'S THINK TANK ... "How Can We get involved with other Supportive Groups ... the Green Grid, DOE's Save Power Now Program, the Green Building Council's Data Center LEED Program, and other Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Initiatives" with Several Local Industry Leaders 

We plan to receive direction from several industry leaders to discuss how CFRT and our individual companies can become more educated about and more involved with the several groups now dedicated to Energy Efficiency in our Critical Facilities.  LBNL will explain DOE's Energy Efficiency Audit Program now in development.  AMD will describe how we can all get more involved with the Green Grid.  SVLG will explain what is happening with GBC's LEED-DC certification for data centers.  And, other leaders will be invited to stand before us and describe the opportunities available to us in this new and booming Green ecomony.  We want your thoughts and ideas, too!  Hopefully, we will finish this up with action plans and initiatives for continued CFRT leadership with EPA and others.

11:15    "Yahoo! Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Programs" by KC Mares, Director of Global Data Center Strategy at Yahoo!

Hear about technological and programmatic initiatives now being implemented at one of the world's greatest Internet Companies.  Consider how Yahoo's corporate development landscape can serve as a model for the development of your own company's programs.  

11:30-1:00 PM    Adjournment/ Join our group for lunch in Yahoo!'s cafeteria to network about how we can continue to support these government and industry inititiaves, OR join your friends & colleagues for lunch at one of many neighboring restaurants in the heart of Silicon Valley!    

Please RSVP by email to bmyatt@

We look forward to seeing you at this event.  Thank you again for your support of the CFRT, and best regards from the Founders