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European Commission Requests Input from Data Centers Regarding EED Reporting

The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) mandates reporting on efficiency measures for data centers, prompting the European Commission to seek feedback on compliance methods. The EED, Directive 2012/27/EU, issued in September, necessitates data centers to disclose details concerning their energy performance and sustainability. This directive is part of the European Union's comprehensive initiative aiming to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, alongside the more recent Fit for 55 strategy, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% across all sectors before 2030. While the specifics of the required reports from data centers have not been entirely defined, Annex VII of the Directive outlines several parameters. Reports are due next year, covering the period from May 2023. The information required includes floor area, installed power, data volumes, energy consumption, PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), temperature settings, waste heat utilization, water usage, and utilization of renewable energy sources. Robert Nuij, deputy head of the EC's unit for energy efficiency policy and financing, mentioned during the German Data center Conference in September that they are in the process of establishing detailed guidelines on reporting methodologies and specifics. He emphasized the reliance on existing standards in this realm, underscoring a collaborative approach rather than solitary regulation creation. Check out our website to find out more about our data center environmental monitoring solutions for a sustainable data center: Data Center Monitoring


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