Given that the data center industry currently accounts for 1.5 percent of the world’s energy consumption, a figure that is expected to double by 2020, European enterprises are being nudged into enhancing their levels of energy efficiency through legislative programs and standards.
To this end, Telehouse, a provider of global data centers, has succeeded in achieving Carbon Trust (News - Alert) Standard (CTS) accreditation for its three French-based data center facilities, said company officials.
The CTS is a rigorous, independent assessment, which certifies that an organization has measured, managed and reduced their carbon emissions across its own operations, and is committed to reducing it year-on-year.
Telehouse is now one of the first organizations to achieve the CTS (News - Alert) certification on an international level.
The latest European operation reportedly reinforces the company's commitment to decreasing its carbon footprint as it follows right on the heels of the successful certification of its four London data centers in 2011.
According to Olivier Caron, operations director at Telehouse Paris, the certification provided Telehouse with a platform and benchmark that helped the company review its energy efficiency activities on a regular and continual basis.
Such activities were expected to lead to huge benefits for Telehouse customers hosted across all its London and Paris data centers including cost savings.
Aside from achieving the Carbon Trust Standard, Telehouse has undertaken a number of activities to reduce its carbon emissions and these activities form part of a global environmental accountability strategy that was initiated by Telehouse's parent company, Japanese Telecommunications giant KDDI (News - Alert)
Telehouse, a provider of global data centers and managed ICT solutions, announced that it's London Docklands data center site, which houses the IT infrastructure of almost 500 major international organizations, now purchases 100 percent renewable energy from U.K. provider, SmartestEnergy.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman