LuxConnect is the winner of the 2018 Annual Award for the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centre in the category Participant with its DC2 data centre in Bissen, Luxembourg. The award was received by LuxConnect CEO Roger Lampach during this year’s prestigious Datacloud Europe awards ceremony in Monaco.

LuxConnect operates four state-of-the-art colocation data centres in Luxembourg. LuxConnect’s DC2 data centre won the award because it was judged to be the best example of implementation of the EU Code of Conduct in the last year.

The European Code of Conduct on Data Centre Energy Efficiency is a voluntary initiative managed by the European Commission and was created in response to increasing energy consumption in data centres. The goal is to inform and stimulate data centre operators to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner without impacting the critical function of data centres.

Data centres measure their energy efficiency in Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). The average PUE value of LuxConnect’s Tier IV Uptime certified data centres is 1.3. LuxConnect tenants benefit from this and the low cost of power in the form of reduced power bills/OPEX. LuxConnect is honoured with this award completing the gallery of three previous awards for LuxConnect’s innovative green cooling concept implemented in data centre DC2 in Bissen, Luxembourg.

The DC2 data centre is cooled by the surplus heat from the Kiowatt cogeneration plant fueled by biomass. 65% of the heat generated by the cogeneration plant is used to cool the data center located on the other side of the road. More precisely, 2 absorption refrigeration machines are powered by superheated water from the cogeneration plant. The cold water is then delivered via underground pipework network to the data centre.

Roger Lampach, CEO, said: “Energy efficiency is a real commitment for LuxConnect and not just an empty phrase. For instance, all our facilities are supplied by 100% certified green electricity. We use modular UPS with adaptive running mode and we constantly monitor and measure the PUE of our facilities. On top, our customers get a financial advantage if they implement cold aisle containment as this helps to reduce energy consumption. Our data centres are a living example of energy efficiency.”