Active Power Joins European Union Code Of Conduct For Data Centers

April 28, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

Active Power, Inc. has become an endorser of the European Union Code of Conduct for Data Centers, an initiative designed to inform and stimulate data center operators and owners to reduce energy consumption in a cost effective manner without hampering mission critical functions. As an endorser of the Code of Conduct, Active Power is committed to providing information about the Code to data center operators; encouraging them to join and comply with the Code; and assisting them with implementing best practices to meet Code objectives.

"Participation in the European Union Code of Conduct aligns extremely well with Active Power’s intelligently energy efficient and economically green flywheel based UPS (uninterruptible power supply) technology," said Jim Clishem, President and CEO, Active Power. "The Code of Conduct best practices highlight UPS efficiency as a significant element in achieving its energy consumption targets. At up to 98% energy efficient, our CleanSource® UPS is an easy fit for data center operators looking to meet their Code of Conduct commitments."

The European Union Code of Conduct was created in response to increasing energy consumption in data centers and the need to reduce the related environmental, economic and energy supply security impacts. This is a voluntary commitment by European data center operators as well as IT, software and supporting equipment vendors to improve the understanding of energy demand within the data centre, raising awareness and recommending energy efficient best practices and targets.

The EU Code of Conduct for Data Centers adds to the international organizations Active Power is already working with in data center energy efficiency initiatives including The Green Grid, AFCOM, ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers), 7x24 Exchange and Uptime Institute.