Columbus, Ohio-based Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, St. Louis, is encouraging its customers and data center operators throughout North America to participate in Energy Star’s Data Center Infrastructure Rating. When completed, the rating will help data center operators assess the energy performance of their building’s infrastructure assets and compare their performance to their peers across the United States.

In close collaboration with Emerson Network Power and other industry partners, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking for more than 100 organizations with 1,000-square-feet and greater data centers to voluntarily sign-up within the next month to provide energy use and other data that will help develop the Energy Star Data Center Infrastructure Rating. The official deadline to submit an expression of interest to the EPA and to initiate data collection is June 1. Interested parties should visit Emerson Network Power’s Web site to download an official participation form to express their intent to monitor the energy use of their data centers during the coming year