The EU GreenLight Awards have been won in the past by global organisations and even cities. Now, in 2012, a UK based data centre company has won an award for the first time. Not only is this the first data centre ever to be recognised in this way, but it is also the only UK company to have won an award. Launched by the European Union in 2000, the EU GreenLight rogramme promotes the reduction of energy consumption by public and private organisations on a voluntary basis. GreenLight which promotes highly efficient lighting currently has 710 partners who collectively achieved total energy savings of 304,000 MWh in 2011.
Migration Solutions, in its state-of-the-art data centre in Norwich, Sentry42, took the decision to replace all of the conventional fluorescent lighting in the data centre, along with all other internal and external lighting, with LED. This involved the replacement of 400 indoor luminaires and 100 external halogen lights. Changing the lighting to ensure that it was PIR controlled and only used when necessary, significantly reduced the time the lighting was used. The reduction in time, combined with the LED installation
Source: Environmental Expert
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