BCA-iDA Green Mark for Data Centres Scheme

BCA-iDA Green Mark for Data Centres scheme comprises of a dedicated green building rating system for Data Centres (DCs) that is designed to encourage the adoption of energy efficient design, operation and management of data centres. The scheme is jointly developed by Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and iDA with supporting partners from Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University ([email protected]) and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL) in the US.

Using the performance based green building rating system it is possible to score the impact of green policies, systems and processes that are implemented at the DC. Based on the total score of the DC a final rating (Platinum, GoldPLUS, Gold or Certified status) is provided that is valid for a period of 3 years and has to be renewed thereafter.

The rating system covers performance efficiencies in areas such as energy, water and environment, with a significantly higher emphasis placed on energy performance of the DC. The scheme covers both existing data centres and new data centres and applies to data centres that are housed in purpose built buildings as well as those that occupy just part of a larger building. The details of criteria and assessment process are available on BCA website at www.bca.gov.sg/GreenMark/green_mark_buildings.html.

PUE – Power Usage Effectiveness – rating is a crucial component in the Green Mark rating system for overall energy efficiency. Computable sub-component of the PUE includes the measured efficiency of the Cooling, Air-Management, Electrical systems and IT equipment. Policies and management processes are also assessed together with audits and monitored metering units.

Other green mark bonuses that contribute to our achievements are the efficient use of our water usage and our sustainable operations and management.

As we pave the way for new standards, you can be sure our solutions and policies are being designed with the Green Mark initiative in mind. You can find out more information regarding our efforts that bear our Green Mark sign (The Logo).