Tag Archive: ICT

Jan 13

Presentation at EcoBalance 2016, Kyoto, on LCA of Data Centres – relevance of use stage vs. production

maki staff has presented first results from LCA calculations of a generic data centre, with the focus on the relative relevance of use stage vs. production. Typically a rather small contribution of the production stage is found for primary energy consumption, below 20%, although weaknesses in background data (clean room production, high purity materials…) may …

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Jul 14

Free workshop report on Green Data Centres

The share of data centres in worldwide electricity consumption now reaches 2%, with a high, exponential growth rate. Data centre operation, but also production and end-of-life of the equipment, are hence relevant contributors to environmental burdens from emissions and resource consumption. At the same time, data centres contribute to the so-called “enabling effect” of ICT, …

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Jun 20

Survey by maki on LCI data for ICT industry – open till early July 2013

How is the life cycle data situation for Information and Communication Industry (ICT) products and organisations? What does industry needs, what do data developers and available EPDs offer already? Please contact us to receive weblink and login. Invitation has been sent out widely, though. Please excuse in case you have not received it directly.