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Energy Efficiency in Data Centres

Energy Efficiency in Data Centres

Servers and associated equipment required to run websites and general internet communication is housed in data centers. Electricity consumed in data centres, including enterprise servers, ICT equipment, cooling, power equipment is expected to contribute substantially to the electricity consumed in Western Europe commercial sector in the near future.


Between 2007 and 2020 electricity consumption is expected to increase from 56 Terawatt hour (TWh) to 104 TWh. In order to reduce carbon emissions and reduce costs through creation of this electricity demand for data center efficiency should be maximised.

In contrast to many conventional buildings, cooling is one of the largest energy users and as such represents the biggest opportunity to improve efficiency.

Metro Commercial has experience in providing EPCs for data & telecom centres. In addition to meeting legislative requirements, an EPC for a data center can begin to identify opportunities to reduce energy and carbon emissions. Within a data center there are a number of energy efficiency measures than can be taken to reduce energy consumption over and above those that may be identified in a conventional EPC report. These can be provided in addition to the EPC.

More interesting information about energy efficiency in data centers.

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