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Singapore selects HP to benchmark data centres

Anushkar Mohinani | March 11, 2011
Singapore’s national environment agency appoints HP to benchmark the energy consumption of local data centres.

SINGAPORE, 11 MARCH 2011 - Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) has appointed HP to benchmark the energy consumption of local data centres. The HP Critical Facilities Services professionals will steer the development of standards, policies, and programs aimed to improve data centre energy efficiency in the city-state.

The benchmark study commissioned by the NEA and supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), is said to provide insights into the energy performance of data centres in Singapore and establish a baseline to assess the energy and environmental performance.

The study will focus on: calculating baseline energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission rates; identifying mechanical, electrical and operational issues that lower energy efficiency; providing recommendations and actions to improve efficiency.

“The results attained from this project can facilitate the establishment of benchmarks that will offer important guidance on improving data centre efficiency in Singapore,” said Kelly Tan, vice president and managing director at HP Singapore.

“NEA wants to ensure that Singapore data centres consume less power and lower their carbon footprint,” she added.

 

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