Energy Recovery Factor Calculator For Data Center

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Energy Recovery Factor Calculator

Quick Guide to Use This Calculator

To use the Energy Recovery Factor Calculator, follow these simple steps:

  • Enter the energy used for pumping,  energy used by equipment,  energy used for lighting, and energy used by the server in the corresponding field.
  • Click the “Calculate” button to obtain the total energy, reused energy, and energy recovery factor.
  • Use the “Reset” button to clear the input fields and recalculate if needed.


Energy recovery factor  =  Reused energy/Total Energy

Total energy = Energy used for pumping  + Energy required for power + Energy required for lightning + Energy required for Server

Reused energy = Energy used for pumping + Energy required for Server

Input Field Details

  • Energy Used for Pumping: The energy consumed for pumping the water coolant.
  • Energy Used by Equipment: The energy used by switchgear and distribution-type equipment or machinery.
  • Energy Used for Lightning: The energy consumed for peripheral building baseload.
  • Energy Used by Server: The energy used by servers or computing equipment.

What Is the Energy Recovery Factor?

The Energy Recovery Factor is a metric that quantifies the efficiency of energy reuse in a system. It is calculated by dividing the reused energy (energy used for pumping and server) by the total energy consumption (including pumping, equipment, lighting, and server energy).

Who Can Use This Calculator?

This calculator is designed for data center individuals, businesses, and organizations looking to assess the efficiency of energy utilization in their systems.

It can be used by energy managers, engineers, and anyone interested in optimizing energy consumption and promoting sustainability.

Industries That Can Use This Calculator

  • Manufacturing
  • Data Centers
  • Agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Renewable Energy Projects

Benefits of Using This Calculator

  • Efficiency Optimization: Identify areas for improvement in energy use.
  • Cost Savings: Reduce energy costs by maximizing reuse.
  • Environmental Impact: Contribute to sustainability and reduce carbon footprint.


How is the Energy Recovery Factor calculated?

The Energy Recovery Factor is calculated by dividing the reused energy by the total energy consumption.

Can this calculator be used for residential energy assessments?

While primarily designed for industrial applications, it can be adapted for residential use with appropriate adjustments.

What units should be used for input fields?

Input fields require values in kilowatt-hours (kWh).


The Energy Recovery Factor Calculator serves as a valuable tool for analyzing energy efficiency in various industries especially usable for Data Centers.