Low Carbon ICT: Green Rating Investment Tool, Carbon Fee Report & Data Centers
Today the services, or tertiary sector, is driving the European economy, generating around 70 % of EU GDP and employment (source: Eurostat). It’s Energy Consumption has been growing continuously since 2008, with just trade premises and offices clocking up over 50% (source: Odyssee-mure). Hence the importance of making this sector more energy efficient and reducing its carbon footprint.
Efficiency itself has become a new energy resource itself: : it’s competitive, cost effective, and widely available. But, it seems that 74% of people think that organisations are still not doing enough to cut their carbon emission and tackle climate change (source: Inprova Energy). Lack of knowledge and financial constraints are two of the main reasons behind this.
Being aware of your organisation’s footprint will allow you to reduce sources of carbon from your company’s operations and start planning a carbon neutral journey. So how do you get started?
The ICTFOOTPRINT.eu webinar ensures you’re on the ball in low carbon footprint
ICTFOOTPRINT.eu organised a webinar on the 21th of November, 12:00 PM CET to help you decrease carbon footprint emissions of your organisation
Who are our Speakers?
Jakub Bartnicki, Energy & Built Environment Services Manager at Bureau Veritas, introduced the Green Rating for Energy Performance Contracts, a technical and financial assessment methodology developed through the Horizon2020-funded Trust EPC South project. The system allows for a standardised and clearly defined approach for identification and calculation of energy efficiency measures from technical recommendations to project finance scope for the purpose of energy performance contracting in tertiary sector
Adina Braha-Honciuc, Government Affairs Manager – EU Policy at Microsoft, showcased the Microsoft Carbon Fee report. By operating carbon neutral, Microsoft has changed the way it operates. The company reduced energy and emissions, bought clean energy to cover what it could not reduce and invested in offset projects for the carbon Microsoft cannot reduce or replace. These efforts are funded by Microsoft internal carbon fee, which charges all Microsoft’s business groups for their carbon footprint. Learn more about how Microsoft has established the internal carbon fee model and how it works.
Derek Webster is the CEO at Data Center Consultancy Andget, former Yahoo! EMEA Head of Data Center Development and is a former EUDCA.org Board member. Derek demonstrated how formula one (F1 DC) Designs can reach the Enterprise Site with Macro Green to ROI benefits. Derek ilustrated how building for efficiency is more than low cost but a win-win-win for environmental concerns, socio-economic impact, architecture, history of the location, natural resources issues, engineering...
The webinar was moderated by Silvana Muscella, CEO at Trust-IT Services and member of The Green Grid, a non-profit organisation that promotes resource efficiency in ICT. She has experience on tackling high-level strategy building, coordination, strategic marketing and communication development in ICT, namely energy efficiency.
Why should you watch the webinar?
- See how you can manage better the energy consumption of your organisation;
- Start benefiting from the advantages of improved energy efficiency and reduced energy costs;
- Absolutely free to join and in 1 hour you’ll have a clear picture of how to decrease your carbon footprint.