TelecityGroup’s commitment to energy efficiency recognised by European Commission Joint Research Centre
Data centre operator achieves Corporate Status in EU Code of Conduct; all facilities on-track to be fully audited by end of 2009
TelecityGroup, Europe’s industry-leading provider of premium network independent data centres, has been awarded Corporate Status by the European Commission Joint Research Centre in its Code of Conduct for data centres, demonstrating the Group’s commitment to maximising energy efficiency across its entire European data centre estate.
The Corporate Status accreditation recognises that over 40 percent of TelecityGroup’s entire data centre floor space is already compliant with the Code of Conduct’s energy-efficient best practices. TelecityGroup is the only network independent data centre operator to have committed to auditing all of its data centres to the Code’s guidelines and is on track to meet this target by the end of 2009.
Michael Tobin, CEO, TelecityGroup, comments: “As the data centre industry is at the heart of the ever-expanding digital economy, it is crucial we all take genuine steps to mitigate increasing energy consumption. To be the first network independent data centre operator to be granted Corporate Status in the EU Code of Conduct shows our industry-leading approach in this area and recognises the hard work we’re doing to ensure our data centres are as energy efficient as possible.”
TelecityGroup was the first network independent data centre provider to apply the EU Code of Conduct upon the Code’s launch in November 2008. The European-wide voluntary initiative, developed in collaboration with the industry, promotes energy efficiency performance standards for data centres. TelecityGroup has incorporated the roll out of the Code of Conduct’s best practices into its European-wide Energy Management Programme. The bespoke programme is designed to benchmark TelecityGroup’s own energy consumption and develop processes to identify, prioritise and implement data centre energy saving projects across the Group.
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