Keysource has won the Green Business category at this year’s West Sussex Times Business Awards. The award was presented to our Director, James Cole, at a ceremony at Christ’s Hospital in Horsham that was attended by local business leaders.
Keysource was one of 33 finalists shortlisted for a range of awards to recognise business excellence and innovation within the West Sussex area. Keysource had been shortlisted for the development of it’s data centre cooling solution Ecofris, the new approach to data centre cooling that can save more than 45 per cent of the energy requirements of conventional technology.
Keysource has been shortlisted for a Green IT Award for the data centre designed and built for Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) in Weybridge, Surrey.
Keysource is one of five companies nominated in the category of Environmental Project of the Year Private Sector Under 100 employees, with the winner to be announced at an awards ceremony on the April 22nd at London Zoo.
The awards are organised by Green IT Magazine and are designed to reward the outstanding environmental products, suppliers and projects of 2009, as well as highlight companies and teams that have made a significant contribution to improving the IT industry’s environmental performance.
The PGS data centre facility is one of UK’s most efficient data centres, with a PUE of less than 1.2 compared to a typical UK figure for a conventionally designed data centre of 2.2. It has already scooped a host of awards in the past 12 months including a Data Centre Leaders Award, Information Age Award and UK IT Industry Award.
Keysource have been nominated in ‘Environmental Project of the Year’ category at the 2010 Green IT Awards.
The Green IT Awards reward the outstanding environmental products, suppliers and projects of 2009, as well as highlight companies and teams that have made a significant contribution to improving the IT industry’s environmental performance.
As pressure continues to grow on companies and individuals to act more responsibly with regard to the environment and the Earth’s natural resources, and as increased Government legislation comes into effect, the Green IT Awards set out to become the benchmark by which IT companies are measured for environmental performance.
The winning companies will be announced at the awards ceremony on the April 22nd at London Zoo, Regents Park, London. Further details can be found at Green IT Awards.
Keysource and PGS beat off stiff competition at the UK IT Industry Awards to win ‘Environmental Project of the Year’ on Thursday 12th November.
PGS and Keysource’s entry – ‘Europe’s most efficient data centre’ – detailed PGS new data centre build which has significantly reduced the facility’s carbon footprint whilst achieving a 45% saving in energy costs. The installed Keysource Ecofris solution has produced a 15.8 million kWh reduction in annual power consumption and a 6.8 million kg reduction in annual CO2 emissions (at full deployment) with an annualised PUE figure sub 1.2.
The BCS IT Industry Awards and Computing Awards for Excellence created a platform for the entire IT profession to showcase and celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. Keysource Ecofris solution is currently being rolled out in 3 other UK facilities and is scalable for IT loads above 100kW.
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and Keysource have been named as finalists in the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards. The companies entered the Environmental Project of the Year category, detailing PGS’ recently built efficient data centre, which has used innovative thinking to make an improvement to lowering the environmental impact of the company.
Robin Booth, Publishing Director of Computing comments: “The Awards are a showcase for the very best in the UK IT industry and those who have been announced as finalists can be very proud of their outstanding achievement. The next stage of judging is going to be very difficult. The variety of entrants emphasises not only the value of IT today, but also the way which it touches so many areas of life.”
The winners will be announced on 12th November.