White Papers

White papers are available to download below.

Date Document Title & Description
29 Aug 2014 Sustainability for and by Information Communications Technology (ICT) (PDF)
This paper was written by Professor Ian F Bitterlin CEng FIET MCIBSE MBCS
6 Jul 2012 DC-FVER calculation sheet (ZIP)
The attached sheet will enable you to begin the process of calculating your FVER score.
25 May 2012 Data centre Fixed to Variable Energy Ratio metric (DC-FVER) (PDF)
An alternative to useful work metrics which focuses operators on eliminating fixed energy consumption.
23 May 2011 Energy Re-Use Metrics (PDF)
This paper investigates data centre energy re-use metrics.
4 May 2011 Data Centre Cooling Analysis (PDF)
This paper presents the summary and overview of the data centre cooling and IT environmental range analysis.
4 May 2011 Data Centre Cooling Analysis - World IT environmental range analysis (PDF)
This is a supporting document to the Data Centre Cooling Analysis Summary.
4 May 2011 Data Centre Cooling Analysis - European IT environmental range analysis (PDF)
This is a supporting document to the Data Centre Cooling Analysis Summary.
4 May 2011 Data Centre Cooling Analysis - Analysis of data centre cooling energy efficiency (PDF)
This is a supporting document to the Data Centre Cooling Analysis Summary.
15 Dec 2010 Future of data centre efficiency metrics (PDF)
A review of progress so far and a suggested direction for further development.
4 Nov 2010 GIPC Report on using Datacenter Performance Per Energy (DPPE) as a new metric (PDF)
Japan's Green IT Promotion Council's (GIPC) have produced a report that looks at using Datacenter Performance Per Energy (DPPE) as a new metric.
4 Nov 2010 GIPC Survey and Estimation Committee Report FY2009 (Summary) - Contribution of Green IT to Realization of a Low Carbon Society (PDF)
Japan's Green IT Promotion Council (GIPC) report on 'What can Green IT do for the realization of a low carbon society?'
11 Jul 2010 Analysis Spreadsheet for Data Centre Efficiency Metrics White Paper v0.2.5 (ZIP)
This is the spreadsheet for analysis of both DCiE and Fixed & Proportional efficiency characteristics of a data centre from
8 May 2010 Response to DEFRA - 'Consultation on Saving Energy through better Products & Appliances' (PDF)
BCS Response to DEFRA on the 'Consultation on Saving Energy through better Products & Appliances'.
8 May 2010 Response to DECC - CRC and Carbon Reporting for Data Centres (PDF)
This is the release version of the DCSG review of the proposed implementation mechanism of the Carbon Reduction Commitment legislation. This version includes feedback from members, both at the members meeting and subsequent document review.
8 May 2010 Data Centre Energy Efficiency Metrics (PDF)
First released in 2007, DCSG published this in-depth look at the data centre energy efficiency metrics landscape. Authored by Liam Newcombe, DCSG expert on energy efficiency in the data centre with contribution from other notable industry experts, reviewed by DCSG members before publication. Since its release the whitepaper has become a reference source across the industry worldwide.