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The European Code of Conduct for Data Centres

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Workspace Technology Ltd are an Approved “Endorser” of the EU “Code of Conduct on Data Centre Efficiency

Workspace Technology Ltd were one of the first specialist design and build companies to obtain EU Code of Conduct Accreditation, introduced in 2008 and have held that accreditation consistently since 2009.

What is the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres?

The European Union Joint Research Commission (EU-JRC) instigated this Code of Conduct on Data Centre Energy Efficiency in 2008. The Code is a voluntary program with contribution from vendors, industry experts, researchers, data centre owners and operators from around the world.

What are the Code Objectives?

According to the EU JRC The Code of Conduct has been created in response to increasing energy consumption in data centres and the need to reduce the related environmental, economic and energy supply security impacts. The aim is to inform and stimulate data centre operators and owners to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner without hampering the mission critical function of data centres. The Code of Conduct aims to achieve this by improving understanding of energy demand within the data centre, raising awareness, and recommending energy efficient best practice and targets

Who is the Code intended for?

The Code has been written to encompass the full width of data centre operators and includes anyone running IT & Telecoms equipment that is contained within a data centre.
Workspace Technology, as EU Code of Conduct Endorsers, will design and build your data centre to enable you to become an accredited EU Code of Conduct Participant.

What are the benefits of participation?

Becoming a participant of the Code yourself, demonstrates your organization’s commitment to energy efficient ICT systems. This can be a key element of a positioning strategy as the Code is an independent and widely recognized standard for a cynical market, where unsubstantiated claims are not uncommon. Participant status within the Code is also being used as an element of broader selection criteria in procurement and provides a significant sustainability differentiator.

Are just EU Organizations Involved?

As an internationally recognised credible market standard, many Global companies outside of the EU have adopted the EU Code of Conduct including BT, Capgemini, Dell, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Schneider.

Data Centre Best Practice Implementation

To ensure that your data centre’s resilience, energy and operational efficiency; a number of management programs will be put in place. For example, continual optimization of power consumption utilizing the EcoMeasure protocol, and/or overall process control of all facets of the Data Centre with the deployment of DCIM software, all managed programmes will be backed up by a dynamic auditing process.
Workspace Technology Ltd pro-actively ensures the objectives of the EU Code of Conduct are fulfilled with the dynamic deployment of the EcoDesign principals, from the design stage, through construction, commissioning and to the on-going managed optimization programmes.

Implementation of EU Code of Conduct Data Centre best practices will enable you to minimize the energy wasted at all levels in the data centre, ensuring optimum energy and operational efficiency.

How can we become an EU Code of Conduct Participant?

In collaboration with independent partners, accredited by The British Computer Society Workspace Technology Ltd will make the necessary arrangements for the inspection and accreditation process, all of our proposals and quotations include this information.
To find out more about the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres and the award criteria contact Workspace Technology on 0121 354 4894 or sales@workspace-technology.com

 

Independent Information

EU Code of Conduct and its supporting documents can all be downloaded athttp://iet.jrc.ec.europa.eu/energyefficiency/ict-codes-conduct/data-centres-energy-efficiency

 


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