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Electricity costs often represent the largest operating costs item for operators of data centers. Efficient energy use saves resources, generates an image boost, and contributes to successful positioning in competition.

This is the objective of the Trusted Site eEfficiency (TSe2) audit and certification program of TÜViT. It supports the operators of data centers in developing systems and processes that allow the continuous improvement of their energy efficiency.

 

Reduction of energy costs

The Trusted Site eEfficiency (TSe2) certification program of TÜViT defines measures and structures based on the international standard for energy management systems (DIN EN/ISO 50001). With Tse2, TÜViT offers periodic inspections with certification of the maturity level. This identifies savings achieved, and promotes sustained optimization of energy efficiency.

Maturity level certification

The certification process does more than just determining the status quo. Thanks to the increasing requirements during maturity level certification and the introduction of an energy management system, companies continuously optimize the use of energy resources.

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With the certification levels, you receive regular evaluations of the effectiveness of the improvement process.

Our services at a glance

  • assessment of the existing energy management system (EMS)
  • verification and evaluation of an energy monitoring system
  • calculation of the values power usage efficiency (PUE) and energy usage efficiency (EUE)
  • implementation of best practice measures, integrating the EU “Code of Conduct”
  • verification of inventory of servers and applications, and energy-consuming components
  • assessment of the degree of virtualization
  • assessment of server capacity utilization and effectiveness

Your benefits at a glance

  • optimization of energy use and thus reduction of energy costs
  • systematic inventory of energy-consuming components/devices
  • competent support in the development of structures for a continuous improvement process
  • TÜV verification regarding the use of an energy management system, and thus where appropriate the use of benefits resulting from statutory boundary conditions
  • possible expansion of the energy management system to the entire company, and subsequent simplified ISO 50001 certification
  • image boost through saving energy resources
  • audit of all your individual disciplines (power supply, cooling technology, etc.) by an interdisciplinary team of experts
  • audit and certification by the market leader
  • added-value from strong TÜViT brand

Trusted Site Energy Efficiency: for a continuously optimization of the use of energy resources.

Further services

EN 50600 – questions and answers

EN 50600 represents the first international European standard that uses a holistic approach to make comprehensive specifications for the planning, new construction and operation of a data center. What is EN 50600? What benefits does EN 50600 bring?
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Trusted Site Infrastructure (TSI)

Trusted Site Infrastructure - the de facto standard for data centers. TSI is a method for the evaluation and certification of physical security and availability of data centers established since 2002.
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TSI.PROFESSIONAL Training

The two-day TSI.PROFESSIONAL training teaches all necessary information regarding the evaluation and certification of Data Centers physical security and availability according to Trusted Site Infrastructure (TSI) in context with DIN EN 50600.
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Workshop

The one-day workshop gives you a good overview of the current security status of your data center. It is designed to provide you with everything worth knowing about the assessment of data center infrastructure under Trusted Site Infrastructure (TSI) in the context of EN 50600.
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Design Assessment

The successful development of a highly available data center under the Trusted Site Infrastructure criteria begins in the planning phase. During this stage, TÜViT supports operators and planners of IT infrastructures.
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Commissioning

For the smooth and fault-free operation of a data center, the proper functioning of critical supply infrastructure plays a decisive role. Therefore, they are at the focus of extensive test processes, which are typically performed before the data center commences operation.
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Certification

With certification under the TSI (Trusted Site Infrastructure) criteria catalog developed by TÜViT, which also covers the European data center standard EN 50600 in full, data center operators are in the clear.
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