Thursday 26 September 2013

Things are moving quickly!

Its been over a month since my last update so now is a good time to let you know about some of the things we've been doing.

1. Contract Wins

We've secured 3 project wins this month, the first is for a major global co-lo and telecoms provider. We are helping them with their EU Code of Conduct participant application for 10 sites initially in the EMEA region with a view to move onto other formally assessed accreditation's and perhaps ISO50001 in the future, we'll come back to ISO50001 later.
The second win is something we've been working on for some time, and we'll be able to provide more details on this in future blog postings as some of the details are still under consideration.
The third win is also something we'll be able to tell you about next week, once we've held our planning meeting.

2. Training Courses
I attended the ISO 50001 Lead Auditor training course last week, this is something we've been considering for some time now to supplement our other assessment services.

3. Standards
I was invited and have accepted becoming a member of the Joint Committee for Environmental Leadership for Servers run by the NSF in the USA. You may also know this as the EPEAT server standard, more information about the new standard can be found on this link Server Standard

I've been informed that the GHG Protocol ICT sector guidance will be undergoing its final consultation before Christmas, and we'll be providing some input via the BCS Green IT SG.

4. Events

I attended the "Campus Party on the 3rd September.
I attended the Energy Show at the NEC on the 11th September.

On Tuesday 24th, I attended a Computing magazine "Data Centre Summit" at the Hilton London Bridge and later the IET sustainability event held at the Royal Institute (yes the Royal Institute of the Christmas Lectures!)
Yesterday I attended the Data Centre Alliance PEDCA scoping event in Tower Bridge, more information can be found on this link PEDCA.

5. Recruitment
We've employed our first two employees, the first is the our new admin and quality manager and we have also recruited a researcher, to assist in general research, admin and job scheduling. Other positions will be advised shortly

6. Short Term Plans

Our website is going to get an upgrade, some of this is due to the contract wins listed above and some of it because we need to have some additional pages added and a content change, so keep an eye on Carbon3IT Ltd

Our social media feeds will also be getting a bit of a make over to align with the changes to the website.

So, all in all a busy few weeks, but a culmination of some hard work put it over the past three months, we 'll be making a proper announcement of our future plans soon.

Until next time...