EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres

Nexans is an official Endorser

EU Code of Conduct

Nexans is an offical Endorser of the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres.

The Code of Conduct has been created in response to increasing energy consumption in data centres and the need to reduce the related environmental, economic and energy supply security impacts. The aim is to inform and stimulate data centre operators and owners to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner without hampering the mission critical function of data centres.

The Code aims to achieve this by improving understanding of energy demand within the data centre, raising awareness, and recommending energy efficient best practice and targets. It is a voluntary initiative aimed to bring interested stakeholders together, including the coordination of other similar activities by manufacturers, vendors, consultants and utilities. Parties signing up will be expected to follow the intent of the Code of Conduct and abide by a set of agreed commitments.

As a manufacturer, Nexans supports and promotes the following examples of best practice commitments: 

  1. Provide product/service assistance and information to data centre owners and operators or consultants, including but not limited to;
    1. Equipment power consumption labelling using standard metrics
    2. Workload to power data for IT equipment
    3. Power efficiency performance data across a full operating range for mechanical and electrical equipment
  2. Expand and clearly label temperature and humidity limits in warranties
  3. Offer hardware or services to meet power limitation
  4. Develop and assist in training programmes
  5. Promote the Code of Conduct best practices