Enable green data centers

The Fossil Free Data Label is a competitive and comparative tool for sustainability leaders.
Its criteria ensures:

Renewable energy sourcing
(market-based)

KPI

100% renewable energy

DEFINITION / VALUE

Full energy consumption is renewable,
• either purchased renewable energy(direct purchases from specific generators e.g. through PPAs, retail purchases from suppliers/utilities, or  unbundled purchase of energy attribute certificates) or
• production of renewable energy in own facilities.


PROOF POINT / VERIFICATION

• Energy attribute certificates that meet GHG Protocol Scope 2 Quality Criteria, such as Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs, I-RECs) or Guarantees of Origin (GOs)
• Contracts for electricity  (e.g. PPAs) where electricity attribute certificates do not exist or are not required for a usage claim

Energy effectiveness

KPI

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ≤ 1.2  for datacenters

DEFINITION / VALUE

Energy effectiveness of operation should be no higher than 1.2 PUE
• PUE value is calculated by dividing the total power consumption of a data center by the amount of energy used by the IT equipment inside it indicating effectiveness in energy use.
• (equal to iMason DCPI Efficiency grade A)

PROOF POINT / VERIFICATION

• Actual measured PUE as defined in ISO 30134-2 international standard. (12 month rolling value)

Low carbon emissions
(grid based)

KPI

Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE) ≤ 0.19 kg CO2e/kWhIT

DEFINITION / VALUE

Carbon emissions should be less than 0.19kg CO2 equivalent per kWh used for IT equipment based on use of renewable energy, efficient use of energy and geographical emission factors
• CUE = PUE* CEF. Total CO2Emissions caused by the Total Data Center Energy / IT Equipment Energy used
• (equal to iMason DCPI Environmental grade A)

PROOF POINT / VERIFICATION

• Own account using energy efficiency value (PUE) combined with official available data (CEF) from IEA (EPA in US)
• CEF= Location-basedCarbonEmission Factor sourced from International Energy Agency (IEA- country data) or EPA for the US.

Why a Fossil Free Data Label?

Through the Fossil Free Data label the data center vendor Node Pole aims to set a new transparent standard for sustainable and Fossil Free Data.

Node Pole are in a unique position to take a leadership role in sustainable data based on location, network, knowledge and capacity. As the tech industry develops, they see the need for a more proactive sustainability perspective and want to help ambitious companies demonstrate their sustainability efforts. This is why Node Pole introduces a transparent label for Fossil Free Data.

Join us and help lead the way for a green transition of data centers.