Data Centres will try to start complying the target to be more sustainable and energy efficiency
All incumbents will try to comply the reducing carbon footprint, more and more DCs´owners will start plans to refurbish or enhance energy efficiency (EE) systems inside those Mission Critical Facilities (MCF).
Now Codes like EU CoC or EPA´s will take relevance in OPErational decisions, not only because the climate change trend will push them but because the DC´s business marketing.
I think this COP21 can turn in reality what a lot of us have been betting since 2008; set Sustainable & Energy efficiency DESign / CONstruction for Data Centres Ideas like PUE (The Green Grid) or EUCoc will blossom in more facilities, those technologies like "Free COOLing" or Renewable ENErgy sources will take off.
Finance -MONEY- will be available for those in the DCs industry (that use 3-4% of ENErgy around the world) will start rethinking that EE is not a "bad idea" to consider in new or refurbish facilities.
- ENERgy / COOLing technologies will get benefits, and more manufacturers will invest to develop or enhance those systems.
- DESign / CONtruction firms will get more contracts to develop EE facilities
- Specialized professionals will be required by industry / market incumbents
Or what do you think?
Roberto Sanchez, PE, RCDD, CxA