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.
Keysource have been shortlisted for the Installation of the year – Industrial and commercial category of the RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2009.
Keysource’s entry detailed its creation of one of the most energy efficient data centres in Europe as a result of a complete rethink of the concept of data centre cooling.
The project entered into the awards represents a very attractive easy win for many organisations when it comes to linking operational cost savings, energy reduction and huge reductions in carbon footprint. The project was a pioneering installation and no-one has tried this approach before in the data centre and many did not believe it could work. It demonstrates that ‘green procurement’ can work and it shows that environmental aims need not be in any way incompatible with business objectives.