2016 TREND#1 COP21 & DCs will embrace quicker the energy efficiency
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