Friday, 4 September 2009

Green Grid data centre energy efficiency awards

Whilst on the subject of green data centres, The Green Grid, which is a consortium of IT companies working to improve energy efficiency in data centres, has announced a new award category, “Improved Data Centre Energy Efficiency,” as part of the Data Centre Leaders’ Awards.

The idea is to get organisations that have been innovative in improving their data centre energy efficiency to show others how it can be done, with particular emphasis on The Green Grid’s guides, research and using the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric.

What's particularly useful is that the award will specifically recognise older data centres, including those that were designed before power consumption became a headline issue, and the effort required to bring these facilities up to scratch. It's easy to make new data centres significantly more energy efficient, which gives an advantage to large and expanding companies. Smaller organisations with aging facilities have much more of a challenge.

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