Pure Data Centre
A 20MW data centre in Indonesia achieved BCA-IMDA Green Mark Gold for new data centres
Location : Jakarta, Indonesia
APAC logistics firm LOGOS and Pure Data Centres aim to jointly build a new 20MW data centre in Jakarta, Indonesia. This building covers a gross floor area of 21,080 m2 and consists of 4 Data Hall. This is Pure DC’s first data centre in Indonesia and it is constructed in adherence to higher efficiency and environmental standards, as it hopes to grow the scale of the company worldwide.
Pure Data Centre - Bekasi. Render by Pure Data Centres Group.
In May 2022, the project achieved the BCA-IMDA Green Mark for New Data Centres. As industries strive toward digitalisation and 5G technology, the BCA-IDA Green Mark for Data Centres was conceptualised to set a benchmark on how data centres can be green and sustainable too. The number of data centres is expected to grow further in the coming years. Data centres also consume a lot of energy, for example in 2020, data centres worldwide consumed 200 TWh of energy, which is equivalent to the energy consumption from all households in South Africa.
This scheme helps to mitigate the environmental impact of data centres by evaluating according to the five key criteria - energy efficiency, water efficiency, sustainable construction & management, indoor environmental quality and green features. As a “transparent, sustainable, passionate” company, Pure DC aims to be a sustainability leader in the data centre industry and aspires to achieve higher environmental standards by incorporating the following features in this project.
Energy Efficiency :
In data centres, cooling techniques and heat dissipation methods play a huge role in protecting the safety of the technology equipment and improving energy efficiency. For data centres, one important metric to evaluate energy efficiency is power usage efficiency (PUE).
PUE = Total Annual Facility Energy Consumption / Total Annual IT equipment Energy
To lower the amount of power usage efficiency within the data hall, the hot aisles are contained to separate the cold and hot air regions, enabling better cooling performance. Additionally, cooling systems are also designed in a modular and scalable plant to achieve cooling system efficiency for the whole project IT load. Energy efficiency was improved and a 23% reduction was achieved in the consumption of the cooling system, as compared to the baseline.
Water Efficiency :
Permanent water metres were installed to monitor and track the amount of water consumed. For leak detection and monitoring purposes, smart remote metering systems are installed. For this project, the PUB’s Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) serves as a benchmark standard to reduce the flow rate of water. As such, all water fittings achieved at least 2-ticks WELS and all basin taps achieved 3-tick WELS.
Sustainable Construction and Management :
This data centre has also been built to meet environmental criteria and reduce its environmental impact. For example, the mechanical and electrical products used in the building construction are green. For this building, 40% of the building utilises steel and the amount of concrete (concrete usage index) has been lowered to 0.194. To minimise the amount of waste generated, monthly waste generation is monitored, which includes water and electricity consumption. The data generated will provide valuable insights to the management team on how to set more ambitious targets for waste generation and serve as a way to reevaluate how to improve waste management techniques. To reduce waste, plastic, paper and e-waste bins will be provided for employees to recycle more.
We hope that this project will inspire data centres of the future to adopt more sustainable practices from its construction to its operational management. While data centres can consume a lot of energy, what lies ahead is a tremendous opportunity for data centres to be part of the transition towards a new age of sustainability.