Mexico-based cement supplier Cemex has been awarded the Certified Energy Efficient Datacenter (CEEDA) Gold Certification, in recognition of its strategy for data center energy efficiency

Cemex was granted the award after a four-month process in which its data center facilities and processes were inspected on-site and remotely. It is the first CEEDA Enterprise Gold Certified company in the Americas and only the fifth to get this certification in the world.

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Cemex plant, Port of London – Cemex

Concrete achievement

The CEEDA Awards were defined in the UK in 2011, and have been growing a global reputation, with CLP Power in Hong Kong winning the first CEEDA Gold award in Asia in February. The award grades organizations use of best practices in energy efficiency, measuring them against specifications coming from The Green Grid, Energy Star, and the European Commission Code of Conduct for Data Centre Energy Efficiency. It complements other awards such as the LEED scheme for buildings from the US Green Building Council.

CEEDA Awards are given on three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Cemex’s Gold Award means it has a holistic energy management program, including automation, use of green energy and water, heat efficiency and reutilization. The certification lasts for two years, after which the company would need to be re-assessed to keep its certificate. 

“We are very honored to receive this certification, which recognizes and reinforces our company’s commitment to sustainability,” said Roberto Chaverri, Cemex vice president of IT.

Best known for its cement, Cemex is a building materials company operating in more than 50 countries, with plants in places including the Port of London (pictured above).