EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres Events

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As part of its Greening ICT Programme, JISC is pleased to invite interested parties to a series of briefings about the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres.

The Code of Conduct was launched by Defra and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in 2008 in recognition by the EC that data centres are heavy and often inefficient consumers of energy – and that this problem is only set to increase. Escalating costs of energy have focused the attention of senior management across all sectors on energy efficiencies and are driving renewed interest in understanding how measures in the EU Code of Conduct could help cut costs and carbon emissions.

Defra, via its Market Transformation Programme (MTP), helped develop the Code of Conduct providing specific input on reporting and monitoring.

The objective of this briefing event is to explain:

  • What is the Code of Conduct?
  • What are the benefits are and how to participate?
  • How to drive incremental savings -§through measuring and monitoring IT and Facilities energy efficiencies
  • Experiences from current participants in the Code of Conduct.

The briefing will be of interest to Data Centre Managers (Facilities & IT), Management driving a Green agenda, CSR, Purchasing Managers.

This will be an ideal opportunity for people working with data centres in the higher education sector to get a good overview of the code of conduct and hear how their peers are implementing it in practice. There will also be an opportunity hear about some technical innovations in metering and measuring for data centres.

The briefings begin at 14:45 for 15:00, and will conclude by 17:00 or 17:30 after some short presentations and a question and answer session. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to discuss the issues raised and to network with colleagues over a glass of wine and some snacks. For the really keen, we propose adjourning to a suitable local pub for more refreshment and further discussion.

The briefings are free of charge, but we do ask that you register your intention to attend at: to give us some idea of numbers to expect.

Dates and Venues

  1. November 20th London – Intellect, Russell Square, WC1B 5EE
  2. November 21st Birmingham – University of Birmingham
  3. November 22nd Leeds – University of Leeds

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