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Swiss lead charge on data centre efficiency certification

Thursday, 06 February 2020

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A group backed by HPE and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy has launched a new label designed to shift data centers in Switzerland onto renewable sources of energy. The label was also announced during the World Economic Forum in Davos at the end of January.

Data centres globally currently account for 1% of global electricity consumption; in Switzerland this value was almost three times as high (2.8%) in 2015. Considering the growth in data volumes and traffic, the energy consumption practices of data centers have come under increased scrutiny in recent years.

The Swiss Datacenter Efficiency Association (SDEA) plans to administer a label which will display Swiss data centers' use of renewable energy and other efficiency measures.

The label is awarded for excellence in energy effic...

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