London, UK - 06 November 2019 - Each year Data Centre Dynamics Global Awards celebrates the data centre projects and the individuals behind them. 400 entries competed with each other to be shortlisted for 16 categories.
The finalists were announced on November 5th during DCD > London conference and expo at the Old Bilingsgate Market. CEDaCI, funded by Interreg NWE Programme, is shortlisted for the category “non-profit industry initiative of the year”.
Government departments, NGOs, professional bodies and universities which produce industry growth, develop new standards, or useful tools for development. This award celebrates initiatives that go beyond creating a good idea and deliver real benefits.
More about CEDaCI
CEDaCI (Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry) aims to make data centres more sustainable, as the current life cycle for data centre equipment is 1,5 years, with only ten percent of critical raw materials from the sector being recycled and recovered.
The goal is to extend product life through equipment reuse, as well as increase reclamation of what are considered Critical Raw Materials, reduce the use of virgin materials and waste, and minimise environmental impact.
To this end, CEDaCI brings together stakeholders from across the Data Centre sector (designers, manufacturers, operators, refurbishes, recyclers) in a knowledge-sharing network. These actors will engage in a Co-creation Platform and 3 integrated Pilots for 3 life cycle stages to improve the design, research and development in recycling and extend lifetime by reusing and refurbishing.