BREEAM Data Center Method Aims to Halve Energy Usage
BRE Global has produced an environmental-impact assessment method for data centers. The BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) can be carried out on new buildings, refurbishments of existing data centers, or a combination of the two.
The standard utilizes the DCiE (data center infrastructure efficiency) and PUE metrics along with traditional building regulations. The Carbon Trust has also launched a new design advice service to assist designers and operators in building or refurbishing data center facilities.