Green Global Consulting's Bob Sharon

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Green Global Consulting's Bob Sharon

  1. 1. The Data Centre NABERS & Compliance Tsunami - A Wipeout or benefit for IT Copyright July 2013 Green Global Consulting
  2. 2. NABERS Star Ratings National Australian Built Environment Rating System: for Data Centre 13-02-2013 Offices, Hotels, Data Centres, IT Greenstar comparison
  3. 3. Why Data Centre Rating ? Data Centres are currently treated differently NABERS wanted to close the Loophole Impact on Government policy
  4. 4. Data Centre rating is predominantly around PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) IT Workload rating (unique Au initiative) based on number of cores+disk capacity Star ratings measured in CO2e emissions The New Ratings x 3
  5. 5. The Green Grid Uptime Institute Symposium Christian Belady is the general manager of Data Center Services for Microsoft - The Application layer - Tier 1 mirrored? Where is the future in Energy Reduction?
  6. 6. Impacts How will NABERS impact business decisions?  Local Compliance – Compulsion  Global Compliance The thin end of the wedge –eg. ISO:SC39  Corporate governance and citizenship  Engagement with the market Strategic procurement State & Federal governments tenders
  7. 7. The Remedy Measure, measure, measure Audits – to standards Act, Act, Act www.datacenterdynamics.com
  8. 8. NABERS Audits Initial lessons learned - The earl Pitfalls Meter Validation Remote meter validation What data to record Where to record www.datacenterdynamics.com
  9. 9. How about a PUE 1.1 DC NABERS 6 star?  Hot & Cold separation  Pressure control  Use of outside air economisers  Use of Quad generation (not piped gas but rather using organics or ag waste – offers free cooling and water – and uses aDsorption chillers with COP of 5 instead of aBsorption chiller with COP of 1.
  10. 10. THANK YOU Q & A

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