Tuesday 26 May 2015

Public Sector Show

Carbon3IT Ltd with our US Partners ISI will be attending the Public Sector show on the 23rd June 2015 at the Excel Arena, more information on the show can be found here.
We'll be available to talk about our data centre optimisation services that utilise the ISI Snapshot software product as well as our data centre assessment and auditing services.
You can find our exhibitor profile here

Carbon3IT Ltd are the UK's leading data centre energy efficiency consultancy and have a wide range of global clients.

Carbon3IT Ltd provide review services for the EU - JRC for the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency)
Carbon3IT Ltd provide assessment and auditing services for the BCS/DCD CEEDA award.

Our MD is active in the standards arena with formal membership of the BSI IST/46 committee and has recently been appointed liaison between IST/46 and TC 215

Carbon3IT Ltd is a member of the DC EURECA consortium an EU funded project to identify and advance the procurement of green data centres and data centre service by the EU public sector, this project commenced in March and is scheduled to run until 2017.

Contact us on info@carbon3it.com or via @carbon3it on twitter.
You can also phone us on +44 (0)1926 843835


just rubbish, I suppose it is because we are so close to the problem that we get annoyed when we see articles like this one that seeks to undermine the ESOS scheme.

Lets get something straight right way, the ESOS or Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme is to...identify energy savings opportunities.

ISO50001 is an International Standard that "specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organisation to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption"

This in itself is a mechanism to identify energy savings opportunities but it is only partially what is required by ESOS.

In fact, even if you have ISO50001 certification it DOES NOT exempt you from having to complete an ESOS assessment, it merely exempts that portion that is covered by the ISO 50001 certificate from further analysis as required by ESOS.
For instance, (and I know this applies to some data centres) say you have 5 data centres, built at various times and to the prevailing design standards applicable at that time, your first data centre was built in 1990 and your latest in 2012. You'd probably get your latest data centre certified to ISO50001 because the BMS/EMS and monitoring infrastructure provides you with the relevant data to comply with the ISO50001 requirements. Your older facilities however, with no monitoring and old equipment will not comply.
So, you develop an Energy Management System to cover the 2012 facility but not the older ones, but you do have a plan to roll out ISO certification to the others when time and finances allow.

From this point on, you do nothing believing that your ISO certification covers your organisation.
Early next year you will get a letter from the Environment Agency advising that as you have failed to carry out an ESOS, and you will asked to complete an ESOS or be hit with a fine, which rises every day you fail to submit your ESOS.
Or, you recognise that your ISO50001 certificate ONLY covers the 2012 data centre and get a registered ESOS assessor to review your company and the energy audit team you have appointed, he will advise that the ISO50001 only covers the 2012 data centre and you need to conduct an ESOS assessment on the other 4 facilities.

Carbon3IT Ltd is the ONLY specialist data centre energy and auditing company in the UK, we are ISO50001 Lead Auditors, registered ESOS assessors, and provide auditing and assessment services to the EU-JRC and BCS/DCD CEEDA award.

You can contact us on info@carbon3it.com or 01926 843835 to book your initial ESOS assessment

Monday 18 May 2015

May Update

Welcome to the British Summer!
As I write it is raining outside which of course means that some data centres will be operating 100% free cooling options today, which is a very good thing.
So, what have we been up to since our last blog post?

The EURECA project website has now gone live and you can see it here, we've been working on the first deliverable which is the creation of the EURECA matrix and we aim to complete this task by the end of May.
As part of this work package our MD has been traveling across Europe, Milan in Italy in April, and so far in May, Berlin and Paris.
Further trips are scheduled in June for Monaco http://www.datacloudcongress.com/ and to Paris for an ISO SC39 Plenary meeting.

This is all part of the work to map the standards landscape for data centres energy efficiency best practices.

We'll be exhibiting at the Public Sector Show http://www.publicsectorshow.co.uk/ on the 23rd June with our partners ISI to demonstrate their ISI Snapshot, data centre optimsation product.
Tickets for public sector employees are free but limited, so get in there now to secure your place, unfortunately if you are not from the public sector you'll have to pay.

We have had a number of CEEDA technical calls, and completed a new CEEDA assessment for an major UK high street bank, alas non disclosure agreements prevent us from talking about who they are and where their data centre is, but I can advise that it is a state of the art facility and they should be rightly proud of what they have built.
They may be some press information in future editions of the Datacenter Dynamics magazine but don't hold your breath!
My international colleagues will be assessing a data centre in the LATAM region later this month and we have a number awaiting in the EMEA and APAC regions, these probably will not be restricted so when we do them you be in the loop.

Our SFL project has hit a minor delay but we hope to get this back on the road and rolling asap, the difficulty is in scheduling time when all the relevant parties can get around the table.
The launch date has been put back until Q3 but there will be a press release around the time of the London Tech Week, more information on this series of events can be found here.

Along with our current EURECA partners, the DCA, UEL and maki consulting, we've submitted a project to the EU to assist in the co-ordination of energy efficiency ICT across the EU, we're expecting this to be finalised sometime in Q4 and we'll keep you up to date with things as they occur.

On the BCS side of things, we had an excellent turnout for our IoT practical demonstration event and webinar and we have scheduled an number of other events throughout the year.

Please keep in touch with our website and social media feeds for further information.

Thats it for now, please get in contact with us on our usual contact lists if you require any help with your green IT project, energy efficiency for data centres or any of our current projects.

Until next time.....