The European commission's joint research centre (JRC) has published a voluntary code of conduct for firms involved in manufacturing and running servers and data centres, to help brake the sector's increasing energy consumption.
Signatories to the code must adopt a range of measures providing a "minimum level" of energy savings. Owners must make sure that at least 40 per cent of their data centre floor space complies with principles and practices described in the code. Energy consumption must also be reported annually.
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