Data centres lack energy efficient measures

Nearly half of EU companies don’t have a system to measure the environmental impact of their data centres. That’s according to a survey by The Green Grid, which added 45% out of 150 […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Nearly half of EU companies don’t have a system to measure the environmental impact of their data centres.

That’s according to a survey by The Green Grid, which added 45% out of 150 firms admitted they don’t have energy efficiency goals in place for the design and operation of their data centres.

Only 29% of respondents said they have a system to measure their environmental impact while 67% of those surveyed answered they don’t have it in place.

More than 50% believe policy makers like the European Commission should encourage companies to make those changes.

Roel Castelein, EMEA marketing chair at The Green Grid said: “Data centres are recognised as a major factor in achieving resource efficiency. People understand that data centres are important. They are concerned about its impact to the bottom line.

“If data centre operators can incorporate measures to increase energy efficiency, reduce their footprint and improve sustainability whilst balancing costs against the demands on the the demands on the data centre performance, then there is agreement. Otherwise it is business as usual.”