Ppt2 london - mike walker ( defra ) background to the eu code of conduct j une
WelcomeEU Code of Conduct for Data Centres
Background to the EU Code of Conduct forData CentresMike WalkerSustainable Energy Using Products
What we do• Increase the sustainability of energy using products by means of a range of product policies • EU wide minimum energy performance and energy labelling standards • Supply chain and international engagement, including Codes of Conduct ... aimed at meeting the 2009 Low Carbon Transition Plan commitment to save 15 MtCO2 pa by 2020 in the UK
Development of the policy• Defra works on setting EU Ecodesign minimum standards and Energy Labelling for energy using products.• Product specific ecodesign minimum energy performance standards that might affect a data centre system: • Lighting • Computers / Displays (late 2012) • Air con • Servers (after 2013) • Fans• Ecodesign goes some way to reduce energy consumption of data centres, but not enough or appropriate to address the whole system!
Development of the policy (2)• EU electricity consumption of data centres was 56 TWh in 2007 and is expected to rise to 104 TWh by 2020• A holistic approach is needed to reduce these figures• No clear EU regulatory or voluntary initiatives in place: • Risk of confusion for stakeholders • Mixed messages • Uncoordinated activities
Mandatory vs Voluntary initiative• Very difficult to regulate data centres using minimum energy performance standards under Ecodesign: • Fast changing technology • Every system is different • How to enforce?• Benefits of a voluntary approach: • Flexibility for different types of data centres • Flexibility to follow technological progress • Can target many different stakeholders... So a voluntary approach favoured to address data centres – the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres
What is the Code of Conduct for datacentres?• EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres developed by European Commission’s JRC, with support from Defra, BCS & other stakeholders and launched in London in November 2008• Code of Conduct “multipurpose” helping to: • Raise awareness; • Set targets; • Support procurement; • Provide reference for other participants.• Designed to trigger action for a data centre to improve energy performance through adoption of best practices and to recognise those who do so.• Signatory status for Participants and Endorsers
Why should you sign up? • Greener and more efficient data centres • Large CO2 savings • Large cost savings • Procurement tool - CoC Logo makes you stand out from your competitors • Corporate Social Responsibility targets.
Snapshot of UK Government activity• Cabinet Office GDU working on Greening Government ICT with greener standards for data centres• Greening Government ICT Strategy with commitment to adopt CoC by April 2012; sign up as Endorsers by April 2013; sign up new data centres as Participants from April 2014 onwards • Greening Government ICT Roadmap • Green ICT Workbook • Maturity Model• All available at: https://update.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource- library/uk-government-ict-strategy-resources
Snapshot of CoC activity within UKWhat is Defra doing?Government • Defra signed up as Endorser in 2010 and our IT providers are a Corporate Participant to the CoC • Working with other Government Departments to help sign up as Endorsers (many already require IT providers to be Participants) • Looking to include aspects of the Code in the upcoming Government Buying Standards for Data Centres • Exploring options to increase visibility and support on the Code in the UK
A request for information....• Want to assess benefits of the CoC in the UK • Looking to assemble case studies to get a snapshot of savings, implementation issues and recommendations across the UK • If willing to take part, contact: • Efficient.email@example.com
Thanks!EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres website:http://re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/energyefficiency/html/standby_initiative_data_centers.htmDefra SEUP website:http://firstname.lastname@example.org
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