This document provides a maturity model addressing the environmental impact (energy management and environmental sustainability) of the facilities, infrastructures and the information and communication technology (ICT) equipment accommodated by the data centre.
NOTE The term "environmental sustainability" is used recognizing that well established treatments of "sustainability" feature three separate viability objectives (environmental, economic and social). For the purposes of this document, only elements of environmental viability are considered.
The elements addressed include design, procurement, operation and end-of-life. The achievement of the Levels of the maturity model are based upon confirmation of the implementation of applicable practices of CLC/TR 50600-99-1 and CLC/TR 50600-99-2.