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EURECA Project - EU Resource Efficiency Coordination Action
The EURECA project is an EU commission funded project under the H2020 programme. EURECA started in March 2015 with partners from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands and Germany. EURECA is designed to provide tailored solutions to help identify the cost saving opportunities whilst signposting the environmental impact of procurement choices in data centres.
EURECA is currently supporting consolidation, new build and retrofit data centre projects in various European countries, with focus on public procurement for innovation (PPI). Additionally, EURECA is supporting the development of European standards, best practices and polices related to energy efficiency in data centres and green public procurement by providing the scientific evidence and data.
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EURECA project has won the ‘Industry Initiative of the Year’ category at the 2018 Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) awards. EURECA beat off strong competition from US state government body Maryland Energy Administration; Host in Scotland; and Host in Ireland. Speaking after collecting the award, EURECA Project Coordinator, Dr Bashroush said, “It is such an honour […]
Computer Weekly published an interview with EURECA Project Coordinator, Dr Rabih Bashroush, on the energy consumption of public sector data centres: “The EURECA moment: Counting the cost of running the UK’s public sector datacentres”, on 20th February 2018. The article discussed the EURECA projects and released for the first time some of the project findings […]
EURECA informs the UK All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group report on ICT energy consumption, titled: “Is Staying Online Costing the Earth”. The report looked at the carbon footprint and energy consumption of different parts of the internet, as well as the potential for internet-connected tech to enable further reductions in carbon emissions in other sectors […]