Low Carbon ICT: Green Rating Investment Tool, Carbon Fee Report & Data Centers

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Jakub Bartnicki, Adina Braha-Honciuc and Derek Webster

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Today the services, or tertiary sector, is driving the European economy, generating around 70 % of EU GDP and employment . It’s Energy Consumption has been growing continuously since 2008, with just trade premises and offices clocking up over 50%. Hence the importance of making this sector more energy efficient and reducing its carbon footprint. Energy efficiency has become a new resource itself: it’s competitive, cost effective, and widely available. But, it seems that 74% of people think that organisations are still not doing enough to cut their carbon emission and tackle climate change . Lack of knowledge and financial constraints are two of the main reasons behind this. Being aware of your organisation’s footprint will allow you to reduce sources of carbon from your company’s operations and start planning a carbon neutral journey. So how do you get started? The ICTFOOTPRINT.eu webinar will ensure you’re on the ball in low carbon footprint. Who are our speakers? Jakub Bartnicki: Energy & Built Environment Services Manager at Bureau Veritas, will introduce the Green Rating for Energy Performance Contracts, a technical and financial assessment methodology developed through the Horizon2020-funded Trust EPC South project. Adina Braha-Honciuc: Government Affairs Manager – EU Policy at Microsoft, will showcase the Microsoft Carbon Fee report. The company reduced energy and emissions, bought clean energy to cover what it could not reduce and invested in offset projects for the carbon Microsoft cannot reduce or replace. These efforts are funded by Microsoft internal carbon fee, which charges all Microsoft’s business groups for their carbon footprint. Derek Webster is the Yahoo! EMEA Head of Data Center Development, CEO at Data Center Consultancy Andget. Derek will demonstrate how formula one (F1 DC) Designs can reach the Enterprise Site with Macro Green to ROI benefits.

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