Low Carbon ICT: Green Rating Investment Tool, Carbon Fee Report & Data Centers

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Low Carbon ICT: Green Rating Investment Tool, Carbon Fee Report & Data Centers

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Today the services, or tertiary sector, is driving the European economy, generating around 70 % of EU GDP and employment (source: Eurostat). It’s Energy Consumption has been growing continuously since 2008, with just trade premises and offices clocking up over 50% (source: Odyssee-mure).  Hence the importance of making this sector more energy efficient and reducing its carbon footprint.

Efficiency itself has become a new energy resource itself: : it’s competitive, cost effective, and widely available. But, it seems that 74% of people think that organisations are still not doing enough to cut their carbon emission and tackle climate change (source: Inprova Energy). Lack of knowledge and financial constraints are two of the main reasons behind this.

Being aware of your organisation’s footprint will allow you to reduce sources of carbon from your company’s operations and start planning a carbon neutral journey. So how do you get started?

The ICTFOOTPRINT.eu webinar ensures you’re on the ball in low carbon footprint

ICTFOOTPRINT.eu organised a webinar on the 21th of November, 12:00 PM CET to help you decrease carbon footprint emissions of your organisation

Who are our Speakers?

Jakub Bartnicki, Energy & Built Environment Services Manager at Bureau Veritas, introduced the Green Rating for Energy Performance Contracts, a technical and financial assessment methodology developed through the Horizon2020-funded Trust EPC South project. The system allows for a standardised and clearly defined approach for identification and calculation of energy efficiency measures from technical recommendations to project finance scope for the purpose of energy performance contracting in tertiary sector

Adina Braha-Honciuc, Government Affairs Manager – EU Policy at Microsoft, showcased the Microsoft Carbon Fee report. By operating carbon neutral, Microsoft has changed the way it operates. The company reduced energy and emissions, bought clean energy to cover what it could not reduce and invested in offset projects for the carbon Microsoft cannot reduce or replace. These efforts are funded by Microsoft internal carbon fee, which charges all Microsoft’s business groups for their carbon footprint. Learn more about how Microsoft has established the internal carbon fee model and how it works.

Derek Webster is the CEO at Data Center Consultancy Andget, former Yahoo! EMEA Head of Data Center Development and is a former EUDCA.org Board member. Derek demonstrated how formula one (F1 DC) Designs can reach the Enterprise Site with Macro Green to ROI benefits. Derek ilustrated how building for efficiency is more than low cost but a win-win-win for environmental concerns, socio-economic impact, architecture, history of the location, natural resources issues, engineering...

The webinar was moderated by Silvana Muscella, CEO at Trust-IT Services and member of The Green Grid, a non-profit organisation that promotes resource efficiency in ICT. She has experience on tackling high-level strategy building, coordination, strategic marketing and communication development in ICT, namely energy efficiency.

Why should you watch the webinar?

  • See how you can manage better the energy consumption of your organisation;
  • Start benefiting from the advantages of improved energy efficiency and reduced energy costs;
  • Absolutely free to join and in 1 hour you’ll have a clear picture of how to decrease your carbon footprint.


Jakub Bartnicki - Trust-EPC South & Bureau Veritas
Jakub Bartnicki  Trust-EPC South ICTFOOTPRINT.eu

Active and results driven MSc qualified engineer with 10 years experience in identifying and delivering technical, energy and carbon advice to building owners, managers and occupiers, supporting their way towards sustainability. Delivered specialist energy and sustainability advice, with a focus on technical and management opportunities identification, training and communication in Europe, Asia, US and Australia.

Adina Braha-Honciuc - Microsoft
Adina Braha-Honciuc  Microsoft ICTFOOTPRINT.eu

Adina leads Microsoft’s Accessibility, Sustainability and Online Safety Policy for Europe. Prior to this, she has been working in the field of corporate strategy within Procter & Gamble in Geneva and Beiersdorf in Hamburg. Adina holds an Economics degree from Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and a Master’s degree in International Business from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.

Derek Webster - Data Center Consultancy Andget & former YAHOO EMEA Head of Data Center Development & former EUDCA Board member

Derek works with clients from Data Center Country and Site selection at a Pre-Investment/Project level to align Business case to strategy with best value CAPEX deployment. Help clients define or refine their Data Center strategy, KPI, ROI and deployment models from single site to Global deployment. Normally from Business case and pre professional team engagement through to DC project delivery. Experience in Data Centre ‘Design & Build’, delivery both client side and as main contractor.


Silvana Muscella - CEO & Founder Trust-IT Services

Silvana Muscella is CEO & founder of Trust-IT Services. She tackles high-level strategy building, business acquisition, coordination and strategic marketing and communication developments in ICT, namely in cloud computing tools & services & cybersecurity, ICT in energy efficiency. Has played an instrumental role in connecting stakeholders around standardisation efforts in distributed computing (namely, IEEE, ETSI, OGF, SNIA, DMTF, OASIS, ITU-T) & excellent relations with NIST. Currently Coordinator of ICTFOOTPRINT.eu, the EU framework for energy & environmental efficiency in the ICT sector. Among her appointments, she is an ACM professional member, member of the Green Grid, member of ECSO & IEEE InterCloud Computing Initiative.

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