The Code of Conduct was created 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 at improving understanding of energy demand within the data centre, raising awareness, and recommending energy efficient best practices and targets.
The EURECA Tool is a web-based platform to help public procurers and data centre professionals self-assess the energy efficiency and profile of their data centres, and provides improvements and suggestions. The latter are based on the latest standards and research and industry outputs.
The ICT Assessment Methodology provides immediate guidance on the process of identifying and quantifying the carbon-reducing effects of implementing an ICT solution. With its focus on simplifying assessment via a generally-applicable approach, diverse members of the ICT industry, businesses and policymakers should find this methodology a practical guide for approaching the assessment process.
The GENiC project is an initiative supported by the FP7 Program from the European Commission. It aims to develop an integrated management and control system for data centres, encompassing all the main energy consumers and producers: computation, data storage, HVAC, electricity generation and storage. The ultimate goal is to improve energy efficiency in data centres through a holistic energy management approach.
GeSI moves the bar higher by releasing a this software tool that allows everyone for the first time dynamically to explore the energy savings, cost savings and GHG abatement potential of moving from on-site computing to cloud computing, across 11 different countries. The new tool features three distinct levels of detail aimed at providing a user experience from the quick, simple and powerful infographic results view, to the in-depth equations and data view showing how the outcomes are calculated.
GEYSER is an initiative supported by the FP7 Program from the European Commission. The project intends to develop a software tool to help data centres become energy prosumers in a Smart City context, enabling better integration of data centres as a Smart Grid participant, not only a consumer. The GEYSER Vision is based on the premise that Data Centres will act as accomplished energy prosumers within tomorrow’s Smart Cities. They will be adept at using (a mix of) of available energy sources as well as catering for flexible management of the ICT workload.
Green Public Procurement (GPP) for Data Centres aims to develop criteria for EU Green Public Procurement for data centres. The EU GPP criteria will be based on a life-cycle approach and a scientific evidence base, and will provide clear and ambitious environmental information. Two categories of GPP criteria will be proposed:
GreenDataNet is a project from the European Commission FP7 Program. The initiative aims at reducing the environmental footprint of growing data traffic, while using data centres as Smart Grid nodes, through smart energy management at server, rack, data centre and network levels. The GreenDataNet Project aims to blunt the impact of the data explosion on the energy economy.
The white paper describes the outcome of an initiative undertaken by The Green Grid in early 2015 to define a metric or set of metrics that can quantify the maximum volume of information and communications technology (ICT) services that can be delivered by a data centre for a given investment (“ICT capacity”) and provide an indicator of the share of that capacity that is effectively utilised (“ICT utilisation”).