The European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers has been joined by DigiPlex, a provider of scalable and sustainable data centers from the Nordics. This voluntary code brings together stakeholders from the digital infrastructure business to engage and agree on standards, procedures, and technology targeted at decreasing the environmental effect of data center energy use.
The European Code of Conduct would help improve DigiPlex’s performance benchmarking while contributing to best practices that will assist carbon reduction projects across the whole of Europe.
“We all need to play our part in decarbonizing Europe’s economy,” said Wiljar Nesse, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at DigiPlex. “As a leader, it is incumbent on DigiPlex not to rest on its laurels, but to constantly challenge itself to be better, and to inspire others to be better. The EU Code of Conduct is a significant element in our mission to always put sustainability at the core.”
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An initial energy audit, as well as the design and implementation of an energy efficiency action plan for each data center location, are all outlined in the European Code of Conduct. DigiPlex already works at a lower Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) than the majority of Code participants, at 1.8, and is always looking for ways to improve their PUE and other efficiency indicators. As a result, the strategies and best practices established in accordance with the European Code of Conduct provide excellent foundations for gaining ISO 50001 certification.
The ISO Energy Management Standard (ISO 50001) lays out the standards for enterprises to enhance their overall energy management. It not only demands the formulation and execution of energy management plans and objectives, but also the use of data to measure performance and make better decisions. In order to prepare for ISO 50001 certification, DigiPlex will use the EU Code to codify and audit the data it already has in place. In 2023, the firm intends to meet this level.
“Although voluntary, the EU Code of Conduct provides a stringent framework to help DigiPlex improve its already industry leading energy efficiency,” said Haakon Holm-Knapstad, Chief HR & Compliance Officer at DigiPlex. “With over 200 data points reported per site, it helps us prepare the granular data to support precise and effective improvement plans. This same data will be crucial as we approach ISO 50001 certification.”