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Hoite Detmar - City of Amsterdam - Greening the Datacentres: The Amsterdam Green IT Project


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Hoite Detmar - City of Amsterdam - Greening the Datacentres: The Amsterdam Green IT Project

  1. 1. CUD conference San Fransisco Greening the Datacentres The Amsterdam Green-IT project February 2008 Hoite Detmar Program-manager CUD Amsterdam
  2. 2. 2 The Green-IT project What? Why? How? Who? When?
  3. 3. 3 What? Aim of the project is to improve energy efficiency of datacentres through: - gaining and exchanging valuable knowledge - develop new tools - starting concrete projects - the implementation of a certification scheme for energy efficient datacentres
  4. 4. 4 Why? Because the statistics convince us to take action: The Amsterdam sector uses 160 GWh annually Accounts for 6% of GHG emissions of industry Is growing rapidly (>8% annually) plenty technological opportunities to improve energy efficiency (up to 25% through new cooling techniques) Datacentres can improve economic results An energy efficiency and sound environmental IT sector is pillar of a strong economic sector
  5. 5. 5 How? Platform for exchanging best practise and state-of-the-art knowledge and experience Input from experts (Cisco, TNO, ECN, etc) Public and Private partnership Delivering publicity to good initiatives (ao through CUD and Climate Program of City of Amsterdam) Develop instruments through which the sector can show her “greenness” to customers
  6. 6. 6 Who? Experts SARA (chair) Datacentres Green-IT others Climate office Topstad Cisco
  7. 7. 7 When? First meeting to be held during March 2008 Followed by 3 meetings until September Presentation of results at Cisco CUD conference in Amsterdam (september 2008) Handing out the first Green-IT certificate (end of 2008)
  8. 8. 8 Thank you for your attention… Contact info: Hoite Detmar Tjeerd Stam (project leader)