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Green Public Procurement Data Centres (GEN – 974.00)

07 December 2018

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2017 - Data centre
General

Green Public Procurement Data Centres (GEN – 974.00)

07 December 2018

2 min read

GEN – 974.00. The second Ad-Hoc Working Group (AHWG2) meeting has resulted in a Technical Background Report with third draft criteria proposals on 29 November 2018. Comments can be made until 11 January 2019.

Involvement of Eurovent Affiliated Manufacturers

Manufacturers grouped mainly within PG-AC (Air Conditioners), PG-LCP-HP (Liquid Chilling Packages & Heat Pumps), PG-CT (Evaporative Cooling Equipment), and PG-AHU (Air Handling Units) provide solutions to control the temperature levels in data centres. 

First stakeholder meeting took place on 17 November 2017. It was followed by an exchange on the first set of criteria that were proposed at the time. The proposals focussed on environmental performance in three broad criteria areas: IT equipment, Mechanical & Electrical equipment and the Data Centre as a system. In the first set of documents reference was made to Eurovent Certita Certification programme for IT Cooling Units (ITCU),

Ecodesign Regulation on servers and data storage products

This regulation was voted at the 2018-09-17 Regulatory Committee meeting of the ‘Committee on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products’ and will be published in the Official Journal soon.

During the development of this regulation reference was made to the green public procurement study.

Development of EU GPP criteria for Data Centres

The third draft final technical background document and criteria proposals have been published on the project website. This version includes track changes so one can see how/where it has been updated.

The consortium developing the criteria is awaiting at the latest by the end of Friday, 11 January 2019.

Recommended Actions

Manufacturers that provide equipment to data centres may find it useful to have a look at the set of green public procurement criteria. They can use the attached GEN – 974.01 form to send their comments to jrc-b5-gpp-data-centres@ec.europa.eu

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