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Fujitsu Extends its Data Centre Credentials with New NABERS Energy Efficiency Ratings for its Queensland and WA Facilities

Fujitsu is only data centre provider to secure NABERS ratings in each state

News facts: 

  • Fujitsu’s Perth Data Centre achieves 3.5 stars in the NABERS rating scheme
  • Fujitsu’s Eight Mile Plains facility in Queensland has been awarded a NABERS rating of 3 stars
  • Fujitsu is only data centre provider in Australia to have secured a NABERS rating for facilities in each state
  • Fujitsu’s data centres are 27 percent more efficient than the market average and are saving customers over 13 gigawatt hours of electricity per year
Sydney, November 19, 2015 - Fujitsu today announces its Perth Data Centre has achieved a NABERS Energy for Data Centres rating of 3.5 stars and its Eight Mile Plains facility in Queensland was awarded a rating of 3 stars. This makes Fujitsu the only data centre provider to have secured NABERS energy efficiency and resource use ratings for facilities in each state.

Fujitsu now has five of its six major data centres certified under the national NABERS rating system that measures energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor air quality within the built environment. In 2013 its Noble Park Data Centre in Victoria claimed the accolade of being the first facility in Australia to be certified.

The NABERS rating scheme, which is managed by the NSW Government’s Office of Environment and Heritage, has established that Fujitsu’s five rated data centres are 27 percent more efficient than the market average and are saving its customers over 13 gigawatt hours of electricity per year.

Tom Grosskopf, Director of the Metropolitan Branch at the Office of Environment and Heritage, said, “Once again, Fujitsu is leading the way. To choose NABERS over other, less robust metrics shows that Fujitsu has a real commitment to sustainability and genuine respect for its customers. Today, many businesses rely on data centres. If any of them are trying to pursue a sustainable supply chain they should be looking for assets rated with NABERS – the highest standard for demonstrating energy efficiency.”

The Eight Mile Plains facility was opened in 2006 and incorporates features designed to improve efficiency, including cold aisle containment systems and advanced lighting and cooling systems.

The Malaga Data Centre in WA, opened in November 2010 and now undergoing a $10 million upgrade, was purpose-built with energy efficiency as a prime consideration. Its advanced design incorporates a hybrid cooling system which allows Fujitsu to use free cooling when climatic conditions are suitable, decreasing the cooling load by up to 50 percent and improving the site’s efficiency. Also part of the advanced design is a Diesel Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DRUPS), a heat-reflective painted roof, storm-water harvesting and the extensive use of recycled materials.

Fujitsu and its customer Australia Post are featured in a video case study explaining the value of NABERS Energy for Data Centre ratings.

Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “Fujitsu has a stated vision to 2025 for the development and sustainability of our Data Centres which addresses the challenges of digital transformation and the evolving data needs of an increasingly hyperconnected world. We are taking critical infrastructure in this country to a new level by ensuring our facilities meet the highest standards in energy and resource use. And in turn, our customers are able to secure significant cost savings while contributing to their corporate social responsibilities.”
About NABERS

NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) is a government initiative that measures energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor air quality within the built environment and has recently been extended to Data Centres. The key features of NABERS are that it is based on performance rather than design, assessments are carried out by third party 'Accredited Assessors', it is based on third party verifiable data (such as utility bills), ratings undergo government quality assurance checks and it distinguishes between the environmental impact of a building's shared services and its tenancies. While other rating systems across the world share some of these features, none share all of them.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com.au 

Collin Duff-Tytler

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Date: 19 November, 2015
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Sydney