Green IT

Energy-Efficient and Sustainable IT

Computing power consumes electricity. Information and computer technology requires energy for data processing, cooling, and an uninterruptible power supply. But, do you know exactly how much energy your IT systems consume? Let TÜV Rheinland guide your company to higher energy efficiency and lower CO2 emissions with our comprehensive analysis and monitoring services. Besides helping you lower your energy consumption and costs over the long term, we can help boost your company’s positive image.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland as your partner in IT energy efficiency, you can:

  • Determine how much electricity your IT landscape consumes
  • Get competent advice on the best ways to increase efficiency
  • Permanently reduce energy costs
  • Achieve certification of your corporate social responsibility from an independent certifying body

Our Services for Your IT Workstations

Savings potentials also lie in your company’s desktop environment. Our TÜV Rheinland model makes energy efficiency measurable for IT workstations and transparent for PCs, notebooks, secondary monitors, printers, and fax machines. Ranging from analysis and implementation support to checking and verification, our comprehensive service offering is based on the DIN EN 16001 standard “Requirements of an Energy Management System.” Test intervals correspond to those recommended by the EU Energy Star program.

Our Data Center Services

At TÜV Rheinland, we take a comprehensive approach to analyzing your data center. Our experts consider interactions between all the elements involved, including management and communication. We calculate the potential for improvement from which we derive measures designed to raise energy efficiency. This lets you reduce your energy consumption and also lower your electricity bill – year after year. With your certification, you establish a process for improvement with which you can maintain continuous energy optimization.

Five Steps to Becoming an “Energy-Efficient Data Center”

Step 1: The Efficiency Check

  • Data collection in an on-site visit
  • Preliminary assessment

Step 2: Assessment and Analysis of Potential Savings

  • Measurements, including energy consumption, air conditioning, and airflow (in the data center only)
  • Assessment with analysis of the current state
  • Target definition and optimization strategy
  • Development of scenarios and list of measures

Step 3: Planning and Cost/Benefit Analysis

  • Plan for implementing the proposed savings measures that were approved
  • Economic analysis of the measures planned

Step 4: Technical Implementation

Step 5: Certification

  • Evaluation of target achievement based on your specific list of criteria
  • Certificate and report
  • Follow-up audit

Certification at a Glance: From Analysis to Certification

Our experts analyze the energy streams used in your data center, including: air-conditioning, power supply, IT environment, lighting, access security, and fire protection.

Our analysis covers all areas, including management and the quality assurance system you use. We then assess your energy efficiency using TÜV Rheinland’s list of criteria for data centers. The list includes questions on systems, installations, and equipment that significantly impact energy consumption. We weigh the importance of each of these topics while incorporating them in the overall evaluation of energy efficiency. “Energy-efficient data center” certificates are issued to businesses that satisfy at least 60% of the criteria in the overall energy analysis.

Reference Cases

Online Quick Check "Energy-Efficient Data Center"

Which level is our data center achieving referring to energy efficiency? What are the most important topics when focusing a certification? Answers on that will be provided by our exclusive TÜV Rheinland Quick Check which refers to our certification "Energy-Efficient Data Center".

Anonymous and direct

The Quick Check gives you an overview whether your data centre is ready to be certified or not yet. As a result you will receive an online report including short evaluation. The Self Check takes about 5-8 minutes and will be carried out anonymously. Thus a trance back on any information provided by a data center is not possible.

Benchmarking

A bar chart sets all your results in reference to the average achieved results of all participants. Thus you know how your data center scores in comparison to other data centers.

Please click on "Start test" and go directly to our questionnaire!

We wish you a lot of success and helpful results for your energy efficiency level of your data center!

Your TÜV Rheinland-Team

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Your results in detail

Your data center belongs to the range with a lot of potential for improvement

Your data center seems to have considerable potential for optimization. A detailed analysis of the technical equipment and the introduction of management processes and structures, provides the basis for increasing the energy efficiency of your data center. Our experts are at your disposal for detailed advice. Get in touch with us!

Your data center belongs to lower middle range

Sound approaches to energy-efficient operation of your data center show that there is still potential for improvement some points. Targeted improvements,

as a frame work of the efficiency check developed by our experts together with you, set the basis for an improved energy efficiency of your data center.

A subsequent certification will be the next step. Do not hesitate to contact us - we will be happy to accompany you and give you our advise.

Your data center belongs to upper middle range

Based on the test results good approaches for energy-efficient operation of your data center can be seen. The technical equipment as well as organizational structures and processes have good prerequisites to be certified as "Energy Efficient Data Center". Targeted improvements,

as a frame work of the efficiency check developed by our experts together with you, set the basis for an upgraded energy efficiency of your data center.

Get in contact with us and let us advise you in detail!

Congratulations - Your data center belongs to the top group

According to the test results your data center is prepared to be certified as "Energy Efficient Data Center". Equipment as well as organizational structures and processes are at good to very good level with a reasonable effort to accompany you along the way to the prestigious certificate. Our experts will be happy to assist you. Get in touch with us!