Cloud Energy and Emissions Research Model

Purpose 

The CLoud Energy and Emissions Research (CLEER) Model is a system-wide infrastructure analysis tool is a comprehensive user friendly open-access model for assessing the net energy and emissions implications of cloud services in different regions and at different levels of market adoption. The model aims to provide full transparency on calculations and input value assumptions so that its results can be replicated and its data and methods can be easily refined and improved by the research community. The overarching purpose of the CLEER Model is to encourage and enable open scientific research on the positive and negative impacts of cloud services.

Audience 
Data center and Information Communication Technology (ICT) businesses, policy makers, and research communities
Developer(s) 
Eric Masanet at Northwestern University, Lavanya Ramakrishnan at CRD, Arman Shehabi at ETA
Sponsor(s) 
Google

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