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Energy Efficiency & Sustainability in Data Centers – Trusted Site Energy Efficiency (TSE)

Together with TÜViT to the sustainable & energy-efficient operation of your data center

Energy efficiency and sustainability are becoming increasingly important for the data center industry. This is also underlined by the Climate Neutral Data Center Pact, which pursues the goal of climate neutrality for data centers by 2030.

With the TSE.STANDARD, TÜViT provides market players (planners, installers, data center operators and supervisory authorities) with an effective tool that they can use to strive for, implement and prove the most sustainable and energy-efficient operation of their data centers possible. The basis for this is the introduction of a data center-specific energy management system (EMS) in accordance with ISO 50001:2018.

By means of an audit and certification according to Trusted Site Energy Efficiency (TSE), data center operators can also determine the current maturity level of their energy management and continuously improve it. In this way, they can effectively demonstrate to the outside world that the topics of energy efficiency and sustainability are being applied appropriately.

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Our services for improving the energy efficiency of data centers

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Workshop

Understanding of the assessment & certification of data center energy efficiency & sustainability according to the TSE.STANDARD.

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Conformity Assessment / GAP Analysis

Determination of the maturity level of your energy management & identification of optimization potentials.

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Certification

Certification of the energy efficiency & sustainability of your data center according to the TSE.STANDARD.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Optimization of energy use and reduction of energy costs
  • Optimal preparation for possible legal requirements in this area
  • Competent support in setting up structures for a continuous improvement process
  • TÜV certified use of an energy management system and, if applicable, use of benefits based on legal framework conditions
  • Possible extension of the energy management system to the entire company and downstream, simplified ISO 50001 certification
  • Possible attainment of standard conformity with EN 50600 Part 5
  • Image gain through sustainable use of resources
  • Joint marketing of project results if desired

The evaluation and certification basis: Our TSE.STANDARD

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TÜViT's own TSE.STANDARD (Trusted Site Energy Efficiency) criteria catalog maps a maturity model for the energy efficiency and sustainability aspects of a data center. Through individual maturity levels (Level 1-4), the understanding and options for action for energy requirements within the data center are gradually improved.

The goal is the gradual introduction and continuous optimization of a data center-specific energy management system in accordance with the ISO 50001:2018.

To this end, the TSE.STANDARD offers data center operators a systematic approach to identifying and implementing energy efficiency measures. For this purpose, it includes comprehensive requirements and recommendations in the form of best practices of the data center industry, such as the EU Code of Conduct and TR 50600-99-1.

The evaluation areas of the TSE.STANDARD criteria catalog

The criteria catalog defines requirements for a total of 4 maturity levels. The requirements are each divided into 3 subject areas. These are in detail:
  

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Assessment level: Overview of the 4 different maturity levels

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Level 1 – Energy Efficiency READY

The prerequisites for an EMS are created (structures, responsibilities, descriptions & templates) and measures to improve the energy efficiency of the data center are identified.

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Level 2 – Energy Efficiency IMPLEMENTED

The EMS from Level 1 has been introduced and is active. The first optimization measures are being implemented.

TSE.STANDARD Assessment Level: Level 3 – Energy Efficiency IMPROVED TSE.STANDARD Assessment Level: Level 3 – Energy Efficiency IMPROVED TSE.STANDARD Assessment Level: Level 3 – Energy Efficiency IMPROVED TSE.STANDARD Assessment Level: Level 3 – Energy Efficiency IMPROVED

Level 3 – Energy Efficiency IMPROVED

An improvement in energy efficiency is proven.

TSE.STANDARD Assessment Level: Level 4 – Energy Efficiency EXCELLENCE TSE.STANDARD Assessment Level: Level 4 – Energy Efficiency EXCELLENCE TSE.STANDARD Assessment Level: Level 4 – Energy Efficiency EXCELLENCE TSE.STANDARD Assessment Level: Level 4 – Energy Efficiency EXCELLENCE

Level 4 – Energy Efficiency EXCELLENCE

Continuous improvement in energy efficiency has been demonstrated and cross-divisional measures are being implemented.

Why assess & certify acc. to the TSE.STANDARD?

Data centers are of central importance for industry and society. At the same time, however, they require a lot of energy. Estimates of the energy demand of all data centers worldwide range from about 200 to 500 TWh. Globally, they account for about 2% of the total energy demand today. Consequently, society, business and politics have recognized: data centers must become more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly in the future.

With an evaluation and certification according to the TSE.STANDARD you, as a data center operator, continuously improve the energy efficiency and sustainability of your data center. By using energy efficiently, you reduce the energy costs in your data center, thereby saving money and protecting the environment at the same time. In addition, you also benefit from competitive advantages and demonstrate your responsible and conscientious use of resources to the outside world with the TSE certificate.

Frequently asked questions: 
  

What requirements must be met as part of the TSE.STANDARD certification?

The TSE.STANDARD consists of the three thematically separated assessment areas:

  • MGM: Management
    Basics of an energy management system according to ISO 50001
     
  • ICS: Information and communication systems
    Requirements for the procurement of energy-efficient IT equipment and its energetically optimal use
     
  • INF: Infrastructure
    Requirements for energy monitoring and the implementation of best practice examples

Each of these areas contain requirements in the form of evaluation criteria.

What is the validity of a certification according to the TSE.STANDARD?

Certificate level Validity Extension
Level 1
Ready
1 year Only with a Level 2 assessment
Level 2
Implemented
1 year Renewable once for 1 year by a surveillance audit or a Level 3 examination
Level 3
Improved
1 year Repeatedly renewable for 1 year by a surveillance audit or a Level 4 audit
Level 4
Excellence
1 year

Repeatedly renewable for 1 year through a surveillance audit (alternating: on-site audit / document review)

 

Can I also obtain a ISO 50001 certification with the TSE.STANDARD certification?

With the certification according to TSE.STANDARD you lay the foundation for an effective energy management system. This gives you the opportunity to extend this to the entire company and to obtain ISO 50001 conformity from TÜV NORD.

Can I also achieve standard conformity to the EN 50600-5 with certification to TSE.STANDARD?

Currently, the EN 50600-5 part of the standard is still in draft form. However, the requirements of this standard have already been integrated into the TSE.STANDARD, so that conformity with the standard can be awarded with an additional certificate at a later date.

Your way to the certificate

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Why we are a strong partner for you

Expertise

Our experts have many years of experience in evaluation and certification of data centers and provide competent support in every area of infrastructure.

Industry experience

Due to many years of experience in different branches of industry we can serve companies from a wide range of industries.

Tailor-made for you

We focus on individual services - and solutions - that optimally fit your current company situation and your set goals.

International network of experts

Around the globe: We consult and support you both nationally and internationally. Our global network of experts is ready to help you in word and deed in all IT security issues.

Independence

Our employees are not subject to any conflicts of interest, as they are not committed to any product suppliers, system integrators, stakeholders, interest groups or government agencies.
You have questions? We are pleased to help!

  

Mario Lukas

Senior Account Manager Data Center

+49 201 8999-567
Fax : +49 201 8999-555

m.lukas@tuvit.de

Marc Wilkens

Senior Expert Data Center Energy Efficiency

+49 201 8999-471
Fax : +49 201 8999-555

m.wilkens@tuvit.de

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Design Assessment

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