Recommendation : 4. Monitor the impact of the host
Does the electricity come from renewable energies ?
Are the sources of energy supply known?
The activity of a data center requires energy. The energy sources will determine the environmental footprint. Low-carbon and renewable energy solutions will reduce this impact.
Le dossier technique d'hébergement permet de suivre les sources d'approvisionnement en énergie
72. The data center is powered by renewable energies
12 other criteria related to the recommendation: Monitor the impact of the host
Are the servers and technical equipment certified ?
Does the supplier display all of its indicators ?
Is the end-of-life equipment recycled or upcycled (sale / donation / recycling, etc.) ?
Does the datacenter provide reliable information in terms of energy consumption ?
Is the hosting company transparent about the carbon impact of the infrastructure and its usage for its customers ?
Are the suppliers selected on the basis of their ability to communicate the differentiating indicators ?
Are the legal structure, its subsidiaries and its parent company respectful of regulations and ethics ?
Is non-critical equipment obtained from reconditioning ?
Is the equipment repaired rather than replaced ?
Are servers and routers renewed when technologies allow better energy efficiency ?
Does the construction / sheath / insulation materials used allow for better energy efficiency. Does the building meet HQE, rt2012 or equivalent standards ?
What is the impact of data center cooling on the environment ?