Recommendation : 4. Monitor the impact of the host
What is the impact of data center cooling on the environment ?
What type of cooling is used?
Cooling techniques involve either the production of cold from an energy source, or the capture of cold from a natural source. Energy consumption has a direct impact. Capture from a natural source of cold should also be assessed against the environmental impact of heat loss.
Rule for assessing the level of compliance of the criterion
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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 electricity come from renewable energies ?
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 ?