Data centre white space – energy quick wins

A best-practise energy saving check-list was developed to realise energy savings through “Quick Wins” and short-term payback activities.


This framework was rolled out across the European portfolio, with site visits to discuss strategies with local corporate real estate and IT operations. A number of key operational and energy efficiency measures where combined to give a measure of the maturity of the data centres and IT spaces to allow benchmarking and encourage improvements using our Data Centre Evaluation tool.

As part of our data centre review we consider the following key parameters:

  • Site Characteristics
  • Architectural/ Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Emergency Generation & Support
  • Fire Protection
  • Building Controls
  • Public Health
  • IT & Communications
  • Security
  • Lifts
  • Sustainability
  • Facilities Management