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New green standards for Singapore data centres launched

Published on Oct 10, 2012 11:02 AM
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The interior of a data centre by Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation. A new Green Mark standard was launched by Ms Grace Fu, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday morning. -- PHOTO: KEPPEL T&T

Data centres which host the servers that make an economy run are often energy-hungry, guzzling enough electricity to power 10,000 households.

Now, they have a new Green Mark standard to live up to.

The new standard was launched by Ms Grace Fu, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday morning at the opening of the International Green Building Conference and BEX Asia at Marina Bay Sands.

It assesses data centres on their energy evidence, water efficiency, sustainable construction and management, indoor environmental quality and other green features.

 
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