Fujitsu's NABERS Energy-rated data centre portfolio

Fujitsu Australia

Tuesday, 28 June, 2016

Fujitsu Australia was last week awarded the country’s first fully NABERS-rated data centre portfolio across its six Australian centres. The achievement is the result of a local initiative to drive the company’s global Environmental Action Plan Stage VIII, which seeks to contribute to society through the development of ICT solutions and reduce the environmental impacts of the business.

The data centres have achieved an average 3.75 stars across the portfolio, making them 27% more efficient than the market average. This equates to an estimated 27 GWh of electricity savings per year, which equates to over 24 million kg of carbon emissions. Fujitsu Australia will continue to strive towards its 2020 target of a 4.5 star average across the portfolio.

“When it comes to energy-efficiency claims regarding data centres, transparency is crucial,” said Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand. “With the exponential increase in data centre energy and Australia being powered predominantly by fossil fuels, the industry needs more accountability for our environmental impacts.

“NABERS rating for data centres not only gives our customers credible assurance of our energy-efficiency efforts but also provides us with a common language that works globally.”

Fujitsu is commencing a customer program to engage clients in its energy-efficiency movement, informing customers that choosing a provider with a high NABERS Energy rating will ensure they gain the benefits of a resilient and efficient data centre. The company is also looking to extend this best practice initiative to advise customers on how to obtain their own NABERS Energy rating through its consulting capabilities and learnings of the process.

“Fujitsu have been strong supporters of the NABERS Energy for data centres tool since its inception,” said Tom Grosskopf, director of the Metro Branch at the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

“All digital companies should be looking to follow Fujitsu’s lead if we’re to reach our national sustainability targets.”

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