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Nordic’s largest operator joins European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres

The Code outlines a range of commitments including an initial energy audit and the preparation and implementation of an energy efficiency action plan at each data centre site

By João Marques Lima

Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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January 13, 2022 | 6:58 AM GMT

IPI Partners‘ Nordic data centre operator DigiPlex has joined the European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres.

The code brings together participants from across the digital infrastructure industry to collaborate and agree on standards, practices and technologies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of energy consumed in data centres.

DigiPlex said the increasing energy demands of data centres, driven by the rapid digitalisation of economies and societies globally, mean that sustainability and efficiency must always be high on the list of priorities.

Even in the Nordics, where sustainable electricity from hydro-generation is plentiful, this demand must be balanced with overall capacity and the needs of other users.

The European Code of Conduct will enhance DigiPlex’s benchmarking of its performance and contribute to best practice that can benefit carbon reduction initiatives across the whole of Europe.

The European Code of Conduct outlines a range of commitments including an initial energy audit and the preparation and implementation of an energy efficiency action plan at each data centre site.

Haakon Holm-Knapstad, Chief HR & Compliance Officer at DigiPlex, said: “Although voluntary, the EU Code of Conduct provides a stringent framework to help DigiPlex improve its already industry leading energy efficiency.

“With over 200 data points reported per site, it helps us prepare the granular data to support precise and effective improvement plans. This same data will be crucial as we approach ISO 50001 certification.”

Also commenting, chief executive Wiljar Nesse, added: “We all need to play our part in decarbonizing Europe’s economy. As a leader, it is incumbent on DigiPlex not to rest on its laurels, but to constantly challenge itself to be better, and to inspire others to be better.

“The EU Code of Conduct is a significant element in our mission to always put sustainability at the core.”

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