Bank of Cyprus implemented an ISO 50001 Energy Management System in their main Data Centres located at Nicosia and Geri during 2016. The EnMS was certified by Cyprus Certification Company at the end of 2016. Green Efficiency Energy Services Ltd, together with Blackmores of UK, acted as energy management and ISO consultants during the implementation of the project.
An award has just been made by the Bank for the same team to manage the EnMS for the next 12 months.
Green Efficiency Energy Services Ltd Managing Director Tamer Zaim stated that ” Bank of Cyprus is a valued Client and we are very proud to have been chosen by the Bank to maintain the EnMS at two of their most important technical facilities for the next 12 months”.
We are proud to announce that we are changing our company name from Green Growth Energy Services Ltd to Green Efficiency Energy Services Ltd.
The name change is due to the significant expansion of our business activities which now includes far more services than those originally offered at our establishment with a view to clearly branding and identify our business in the Energy Efficiency market place.
The company will continue to operate in its current structure and your contacts will remain unchanged. At the same time we will change all our e-mail addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org to reflect and strengthen the Green Efficiency brand. The old e-mail addresses will continue to be operational for the foreseeable future. Our new web domain is http://www.greenefficiency.eu
The first phase of the Bank of Cyprus Data Centre Renovation Project has gone into operation with the migration of IT equipment commencing this week.
Earlier in the month extensive tests were carried out on UPS, generator and close control air conditioning systems to verify design capacities and system resilience.
The M&E design of the project was carried out by Troup Bywaters and Anders of UK in conjunction with Green Growth Energy Services who also carried out the Project Management of the new facility.
Green Growth Energy Services Director and Project Manager Tamer Zaim said ” As far as I am aware, this is the first renovation project of its kind in Cyprus undertaken within a live Data Centre environment. We managed to completely modernize the Bank’s main Data Centre, renewing power and A/C systems as well as raised floors, IT cabling and cabinets without interrupting the Bank’s IT operations. The most challenging task was the demolition of walls and columns in such a sensitive and secure area. Close co-operation and teamwork between engineers, contractors and Client’s technical, IT and security staff ensured the success of the project “.
The project provides ample growth potential for future IT needs and has been designed with energy efficiency as the top priority.
Global Buildings Performance Network video on “Investing in Energy Efficiency in Buildings : Challenges and Opportunities in Europe” provides a valuable and authoritative overview on the subject.
Green Growth staff are currently undertaking specialized training at the University of Nicosia for Category A Energy Auditors, in accordance with local regulation ΚΔΠ 184/2012.
This is the first course of its kind organised by the Energy Service of the Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, in compliance with EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EK.
The training duration is 80 hours which includes 56 hours theory and 24 hours practical assignments.
Ofgem says it will open investigations into six UK energy companies for failing to meet government energy efficiency targets.
The energy regulator said companies had met 99% of targets by the end of 2012, but it would be investigating the missed 1%.
Read the BBC article here
HVAC systems are the largest energy users in most commercial and institutional facilities. As such, they are appealing targets for maintenance and engineering managers seeking to reduce energy use in their facilities. Read the full article by James Piper at www.facilitiesnet.com
European Commission Energy Efficiency Video “doing more with less” provides an overview of the European Union’s energy efficiency objectives and shows how each of us can make the difference, be it in our professional or private life. It is cheaper, protects our environment and favours competitiveness. We are all involved!
Energy efficiency provides a triple boost for Britain. Research by Cambridge Econometrics for Consumer Focus shows that improving energy efficiency in fuel-poor households “generates greater macroeconomic benefits – more jobs and greater growth – than the same injection of spending through other government spending programmes. Read The Guardian article here
The UK must prioritise growth in “green industries” such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, David Cameron said on Monday.
‘The economies in Europe that will prosper are those that are the greenest and the most energy-efficient’ says prime minister.
Read The Guardian article here