APL Data Center is winner of two Perfecto 2021 calls for projects launched by Ademe with its partner, LCIE Bureau Veritas
APL, a consulting and engineering firm specializing in the design and construction of data centers, is proud to be the winner, with LCIE Bureau Veritas, of two calls for Innovation and R&D projects launched by Ademe (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) as part of the France Relance recovery plan. The work aims to develop standardized benchmarks to assess the environmental impacts of data centers and cloud services hosted in data centers and those of corporate telecommunications services.
APL Data Center and LCIE Bureau Veritas, members of the NégaOctet consortium, are continuing their partnership and will develop two PEFCRs (Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules, the European eco-labeling standard) in collaboration with the following technical committees:
- Data Center and Cloud PEFCR project: the technical committee currently brings together about 15 players representing the data center and cloud ecosystem with organizations such as the Gimélec, Eurocloud France, IRIT, Crédit Agricole Group Infrastructure Platform, Orange, BCPE-IT/Albiant IT, Céleste, Qarnot Computing, Adista, and Advanced Mediomatrix.
- Business networks and telephony PEFCR project: the technical committee is made up of players in the sector such as the CDRT, Open IP, the Act for a Better Planet foundation, and the Green IT Alliance.
The PEFCRs will be based on a life-cycle analysis method meeting French and European eco-labeling requirements. The two projects will serve the needs for transparency on the environmental impacts of these sectors and will make it possible to promote the actions of the players involved. Moreover, they will provide methodological bases for players wishing to measure the environmental impacts of their structures and services.
“Being the winner of this call for projects will allow us to strengthen the tools and methods in order to work towards a more responsible digital future. It is a source of pride to work on these two projects and to support the sector with the backing of Ademe and our long-standing partner, LCIE Bureau Veritas,” said Caroline Vateau, Head of the Green IT department at APL Data Center.
Perfecto is a call for projects launched by Ademe as part of the France Relance recovery plan for companies engaged in an R&D project wishing to implement an eco-design approach to improve the environmental performance of their products, services, or processes.
NégaOctet is a consortium made up of four players involved in responsible digital technologies and in particular measurement: APL Data Center, LCIE Bureau Veritas, GreenIT.fr, and DDemain. This consortium has developed a database and methodology to assess the environmental impacts of digital devices, infrastructure, systems, and services. To learn more: negaoctet.org