Thursday 16 January 2014

Getting the right advice..

can be difficult.
There are many "building energy management" companies in the UK who will tell you how to reduce energy consumption in your offices, factories, schools and other buildings, and that is great.
However, when some of them start to look at server rooms, data centres and other ICT related projects and identify huge energy savings, and then tell you how to do it. STOP! RIGHT THERE.
Think about who is telling you what to do, are they ICT specialists?, do they understand IT?
In all probability the answer is going to be NO!
Now, obviously we are looking at this with a very vested interest, but we should, because we only look at IT systems, server rooms, data centres etc and we wouldn't dare to enter their territory, and we don't want them looking at ours.
We've spent the last 10 years looking at Green IT, and this includes server rooms, data centres, desktops, printers etc
We know what we're doing and we have the qualifications to prove it, such as:
The Foundation Certificate in Green IT, the Intermediate Certificate for EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency), ISO 50001, and we have PRINCE2 so we know how to manage a project, and ITIL Foundation, so we know how this links in with the wider Information Technology Infrastructure Library.
I personally sit on the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency) bets practices committee and review most of the applications.
I am the lead auditor for the BCS CEEDA programme (Certified Energy Efficient Data Centres Award)
I am the chair on the Data Centre Alliance Energy Efficiency group
I also sit on the BSI ISO IST/46 Sustainability for and by ICT, as well as the NSF ELSS Servers (Energy Star) v2 standard.
I have contributed to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol ICT Sector Guidance and have been asked for my input into the EU ECODirective for Servers and other global standards.
And I am the Vice Chair on the BCS Green IT committee.

We have no problem with Building Energy Management companies taking energy readings and telling you how much energy they use, but when they make suggestions to reduce energy consumption, do yourself a favour and call on the experts just to get an independent view.
Our day rate is a very reasonable £500+ VAT, so spend out £600 and get some peace of mind.
For a little bit more you can get our "Greenprint" service, this is a full review of your entire IT system and where you can make energy savings, because we only work in IT we can assure you that you will receive independent advice on the products and solutions we suggest.

We look forward to your call.

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