BBI Computer Centre receives environmental prize12.11.2010
On average, computer centres require just as much energy for cooling and for uninterrupted power supply (UPS) as is needed to run the servers. At the new BBI computer centre the additional power requirements for cooling and USP have been reduced by up to 50 per cent through the use of energy-efficient technology.
All the airport’s essential services run through the BBI servers, from the control centre to the airport information boards, making it all the more important to ensure a dependable power supply. In the event of a power cut, the uninterrupted power supply immediately takes over and with 96 per cent efficiency, it fulfils all Green IT standards. The Best Practice Award is an initiative of the GreenIT-BB network and the Innovation Centre Energy (IZE) at the Technical University of Berlin. The award is presented in recognition of pioneering ideas in Green IT in three categories: “Energy-efficient IT Systems”, “Enterprise” and “Visions”.