The code is designed to reduce the environmental, economic and energy supply impact of data centres, focusing on the reduction of energy consumption in a cost effective manner. It also promotes the use of energy efficiency KPIs, measures which have now been deployed in the management of 6DG data centres in London and Birmingham.
6DG worked with IT sustainability consultancy Carbon3IT to review all of its UK data centres for energy efficiency best practices and its alignment with the EU Code of Conduct. The review revealed that 6DG’s data centres were already functioning in line with these standards.
John Booth, MD of Carbon3IT Ltd, stated, ‘It’s really important that companies with a high IT usage follow best practice to use only the energy that is necessary, reducing their environmental impact. It’s not only great for the environment but also the bottom line as the cost of energy is only going to keep going up. By using the European Code of Conduct to examine their practices, 6DG have a great resource to guide them in how to do that.’
As part of its commitment to energy efficiency, 6DG will be hosting a number of workshops at its data centres over the coming year to promote the value of EU Code of Conduct to customers and supplier chain.