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Datacenter EURECA Project

Objective

The EURECA project tackles the lack of knowledge and awareness of how to identify and procure environmentally sound and greener data centres. The work will encompass solutions for pre-commercial procurement (PCP) and procurement of innovative solutions (PPI). This will be achieved by consolidating recognised and emerging benchmark criteria into an easy-to-use tool that can be deployed by non-experts. EURECA will recommend an improvement roadmap indicating the procurement options(s) to reduce energy consumption, make efficiencies and minimise the environmental footprint. Key criteria will be presenting the Cost-Benefit analysis, covering the life cycle of the datacentre and the environmental impact. The project will strengthen business cases by presenting training and advisory resources on how to establish the options with both technical and commercially neutral information, without prejudice. These options include, as appropriate, to perform detailed studies on investing in existing staff, refitting facilities, consolidation actions, new builds, or outsourcing – or specific combinations or subsets of these. The resources include RFI, ITT or RFP templates, technical & environmental data directories and a case study catalogue, structured along the procurement workflow. The ultimate goal is to enable procurement teams to choose environmentally sound buying options whilst producing true and robust cost-benefit visibility to enable successful triggering of tenders. To ensure efficient use of the project’s developments, we will deliver a coherent set of targeted and efficient training components, developed throughout the project that supports the use of the EURECA tool and its resources. The consortium’s existing comprehensive liaisons to European and international standards committees and industry groups will ensure the EURECA programme is a “living” resource that is sustainable, interactive and able to reflect the latest developments.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
Address
University Way 4-6 Docklands Campus
E16 2RD London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 409 086

Participants (8)

DATA CENTRE ALLIANCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 197 162,50
Address
Mill Court, Mill Lane 2-3
RG14 5RE Newbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING GREEN IT CONSORTIUM REGIO AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 163 556
Address
Keizersgracht 62
1015 CS Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
CERTIOS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 250 917,50
Address
Keizersgracht 241 Kamer 241
1016 EA Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARBON3IT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 408,75
Address
5 The Elms Station Road Hatton
CV358XN Warwick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELECITYGROUP GERMANY GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 045
Address
Gutleutstrasse 310
60327 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WOLF MARC-ANDREE

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Am Falkenberg 66
12524 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORLAND MANAGED SERVICES (IRELAND) LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 159 448,75
Address
118 Baggot Street Lower
Dublin 2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAKI CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 431
Address
Sepp-zehentner-strasse 33
83071 Stephanskirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)