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The Energy Efficiency Improver’s Award

The current drive towards greater energy efficiency in the data center industry has put additional pressure on owners and operators to improve the performance of their existing facilities, in particular those facilities designed and fitted before power consumption became a critical issue.

This Award will be presented to the organization that can demonstrate the success of any project to improve the energy efficiency of a single or group of facilities through a journey of measurement, bench-marking, analysis, recommendation and implementation to a verifiable outcome.


  • Be located within the relevant Awards region
  • Data center must have been commissioned originally before June 1 2012
  • Have undergone or be undergoing an efficiency-directed program over a period of at least six months
  • Have utilized recognized metrics and/or research and/or modelling to inform and guide process
  • Have undergone some part of the efficiency improvement program since June 1 2014
  • Only data center owners & operators are eligible to receive the Award

Judging criteria & entry requirements

The entrant should supply the following information for Round 1 of the judging process:

  1. An overview of the project, including the energy efficiency objectives, the problems you were solving, the best practices used and the solutions, protocols and management procedures implemented.

  2. Evidence of success in meeting the energy efficiency objectives including details of the validation process for measuring, modelling and metrics used.

  3. An overview of ongoing initiatives based on what has been learned from the information- gathering process.

  4. The capability of the project to act as an example of best practice to other organizations looking to develop efficiency strategies for their facilities, based on the measurement of efficiency and the identification of opportunity.

The entrant should provide supporting documentation in the form of PDF and/or JPEG only, to include design presentations, articles, white papers or graphics that will be used in Round 1 of the judging process (limited to 4 documents).

In Round 2, judges will ask further questions about the entries using our new online awards platform. Successful finalists will be expected to provide timely responses in order to meet the required deadlines.

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