"Fujitsu is a leader in this area and provided very clear guidance on how data centres operate and how we can measure energy performance accurately. The knowledge and skills it provided enabled us to focus on practical issues.”"
Tom Grosskopf, Metropolitan Branch Director, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is the NSW government agency charged with protecting and conserving NSW’s natural environment, Aboriginal country and culture as well as built heritage. It also manages NSW national parks and reserves.
Sustainability is at the heart of the OEH’s strategic vision. It researches, reports, educates and enables, providing support to communities, business and government to make positive changes to the environment.
OEH acts as the national administrator of NABERS on behalf of the other Australian state governments, and the national government.
NABERS is Australia’s national programme for benchmarking the sustainability of building operations. Having identified the data centre sector as a significant and growing energy consumer, they wanted to introduce a tool to accurately evaluate the energy performance of data centres.
NABERS convened an industry technical working group to develop the tool. Like their other tools it would:
As a market leader, Fujitsu were invited to the group where it played an influential role, providing expert guidance on the variables that influence data centre energy consumption and taking the team on tour of their facilities.
Read the full NSW OEH case study (225 KB/A4, 2 pages)