Global Growth Potential of Energy Efficient Data Centres (Webinar) – 11.12.2018

Data centres are among the most complex and energy-demanding facilities in the world. Currently, the world’s data centres consumed 3% of global electricity with a growth project to 20% by 2025. These power hungry data centres are now responsible for 2% of global CO2 emissions, a similar share of the entire aviation industry. This value potentially will escalate to 14% by 2040.

The economic and environmental ramifications of continued data centre growth provide the rationale for exploring more energy-efficient practices. The benefits of data centre energy efficiency range from 20-40%[1]as typical average savings up to a maximum potential of around 80%[2], reduced operational cost, reduced environmental impacts and an extension of the life and capacity of the infrastructure.

This webinar intends to discuss the growth potential of energy efficient data centres globally. We will address the role of energy efficient data centres for a sustainable low carbon development; compare data centre energy consumption and distribution in key markets including EU and China; analyse various regions’ EE potential and trend; and discuss innovative EE technology, investment and planning strategies.

[1] U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, “Energy Efficiency in Data Centres”, accessed at, 23rd Nov. 2018

[2] U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, R.Huang and E. Masanet, ” Chapter 20: Data Center IT Efficiency Measures, The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures”, January 2015