Environmental Management System

General term

It can mean two things in general (not specific to DCs):

1. Begriff: Ein Umweltmanagementsystem ist der Teil des gesamten übergreifenden Managementsystems, der die Organisationsstruktur, Zuständigkeiten, Verhaltensweisen, förmlichen Verfahren, Abläufe und Mittel für die Festlegung und Durchführung der Umweltpolitik einschließt. = all means that establish and implement a sustainability policy

2. Inhalt: Ein Umweltmanagementsystem beinhaltet grundsätzlich: Umweltpolitik, -ziele und -programme, Organisation und Personal, Auswirkungen auf die Umwelt, Aufbau- und Ablaufkontrolle, Umweltmanagement-Dokumentation, Umweltbetriebsprüfungen. Standardisierte Umweltmanagementsysteme sind durch die ISO 14001 und EMAS gegeben. = everything that makes something that we define as sustainable

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Related to DCs

If I look for the term Environmental Management System related to DCs, I find that it is basically looking monitoring the environment inside the DC (temperature, air pressure, airflow, water, etc) and keeping the conditions optimal. For example, this paper from Raritan:

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And this website:

Standards that are referred to are

I also found this paper from something called the Coordination Group on Green Data Centres (2021) mentioning standards and KPI’s for energy management, environmental management/viability.

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Software solutions

It seems like the software is all related to DCIM monitoring the different things that have to do with the inside environment of the DC. I’m seeing different companies that do this: