Saturday 5 March 2016

March 2016 Update

Wow, its been nearly three months since our last update, that clearly means that we've been busy with little chance to update this page, but this will be resolved now. So, in January we completed an ESOS assessment for a UK manufacturer and distributor of hygiene products, this meant visits to Belfast, and Hertfordshire.
We also assisted in the production of an ITT for a new data centre for St Andrews University, this has now been issued and 5 bidders are preparing their tender responses. We will be involved in the selection process and I shall be visiting Scotland the week after next to present at a bidders workshop. This project is being observed by the EURECA project (
We've also been hard at work on the specification of the EURECA tool, as well as talking and presenting at 4 events, the "Future of Government ICT" at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester, the Noord Group Infrastructure Dialogue in Oxford, "Data Centres North", also in Manchester and our "EURECA" workshop in Turin, Italy. Our next EURECA trip will be to Amsterdam in 2 weeks time for a tool workshop.
I've also been in Saudi Arabia to conduct a CEEDA assessment, the site received a "CEEDA Silver" but I cannot divulge who the client is. (visit for current award holders) On CEEDA related activity, our next CEEDA trip will be to the USA, Austin Texas to revisit the ARM HPC cluster at the DRT facility . We've also been hard at work preparing the next CEEDA update and taking technical calls with potential new clients.
We've also expanded our standards capability with our Operations Director undertaking the BSI ISO 14001:2015 Implementing ISO 14001 course and the MD undertaking the ISO 22301 Implementing Business Continuity (next week), we now have capability in the following standards, ISO 9001, 14001, 22301, 27001 (via an associate), and 50001.
We're also undertaking a standards contract assignment with a company in Norway, this project includes a refurbishment of a data centre complex in Oslo and the construction of the worlds biggest data centre campus in Kristiansand. We are pleased and honoured to have been selected to provide assistance to this project.
We've also been involved in some detailed planning for the website and formal launch of "Sustainability for London" on the 22nd June 2016, this members organisation will provide a knowledge base, consultancy, education, events and research capabilities to any organisation in London interested in the further advance of Green IT and Data Centre energy efficiency to meet the cities energy and carbon targets. the site when fully live can be found at please visit and register for the launch event.
Thats it until next time....

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