Datacom Commits to Environmental Sustainability with UN Green Leaders Summit Sponsorship

As part of Datacom’s commitment to sustainability and environmental leadership in its data centres, Datacom Australia is a sponsor of the United Nations Green Leaders Summit in Sydney Sept. 9 through 12.

The annual Green Leaders event is produced by Green World City with the support of United Nations World Urban Campaign and brings together global international delegates, green leaders and innovators from all sectors to discuss, share and collaborate on sustainable solutions. Topics covered will include natural resource depletion, global urbanisation, climatic change, energy, pollution, food resources and the impact of population growth.

Participation in the Green Leaders Summit is part of Datacom’s work towards using best practice environmental standards in its data centres, such as:

  • A custom-designed cooling system to offer leading-edge cooling efficiency
  • Design and layout of cooling and ventilation using a proven hot/cold aisle ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers) approach
  • Building automation system (BAS) to offer visibility of any inefficiency
  • A strict maintenance activity regime to ensure all equipment is serviced promptly
  • Cold air economisers that use outside air to cool buildings to ensure optimum energy efficiency.

Datacom has worked for several years to become green leaders in data centres, sustaining and developing a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan for its data centres that is audited to ISO 14001 standards each year. The certification is considered the only auditable international standard defining requirements for the creation, implementation and maintenance of EMPs to better represent and manage the long-term commitment to carbon reduction and sustainability. Datacom completed the successful audit certification for ISO 14001 in 2009 through BSI, the world’s first National Standards Body, and will be completing another phase of auditing in Victoria in October 2013.