Certified Data Centre Environmental Sustainability Specialist (CDESS)

Course code: CDESS

The CDESS® course is aimed at providing knowledge of the standards and guidelines related to environmental sustainability, and how to move your data centre (existing or new) to a more environmentally sustainable design and operations.

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200 EUR

242 EUR including VAT

The earliest date from 17.06.2024

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Starting date: 17.06.2024

Type: Virtual

Course duration: 2 days

Language: en

Price without VAT: 1 050 EUR


Starting date: Upon request

Type: In-person/Virtual

Course duration: 2 days

Language: en/cz

Price without VAT: 1 050 EUR


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Type: TOD

Course duration: 365 days

Language: en

Price without VAT: 608 EUR Akční cena


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Type: Exam

Course duration: 1 hour

Language: en

Price without VAT: 200 EUR


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Target group

The primary audience for this course is any IT, facilities or data centre professional who works in and around the data centre and has the responsibility to achieve and improve efficiency and environmental sustainability, whilst maintaining the availability and manageability of the data centre.

Course structure

Module 1 – Impact of Data Centres on the Environment

  • Predictions in 2010
  • Current situation
  • Outlook and commitments

Module 2 – What is Environmental Sustainability

  • The importance of sustainability
  • Senior management commitment
  • Environmental sustainability framework
  • Sustainability policies
  • Performance standards and metrics
  • Information policies
  • Transparency
  • Awareness
  • Service charging models

Module 3 – Environmental Management

  • Environmental sustainability framework (ISO 14001)
  • Standards and guidelines – ISO 50001 / ISO 30134
  • Measurement and categories
  • Baselining
  • Trend analysis
  • Reporting

Module 4 – Power Effi­ciency Indicators

  • Various e­fficiency indicators
  • Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)
  • PUE measurement levels
  • Factors affecting PUE
  • Measurement points and intervals
  • PUE in mixed source environments
  • Measuring PUE in a mixed-use building
  • PUE reporting
  • Impact of PUE after optimising IT load

Module 5 – Electrical Energy Savings (Electrical)

  • Identifying the starting point for saving energy
  • Sizing of power
  • DC power
  • Generators
  • UPS systems
  • Power Factor (PF)
  • Energy savings on lighting

Module 6 – Electrical Energy Savings (Mechanical)

  • Energy savings on the cooling infrastructure
  • Temperature and humidity setpoints
  • Various energy e­cient cooling technologies
  • Energy savings on the airflow
  • Liquid cooling
  • Energy reusage
  • PUE, ERE/ERF and Control Volume

Module 7 – Electrical Energy Savings (ICT)

  • Procurement
  • IT equipment energy e­fficiency
  • IT equipment utilisation
  • Server virtualisation
  • Open compute project

Module 8 – Electrical Energy Savings (Data Storage)

  • Data management
  • Data storage management
  • Data storage equipment effi­ciency

Module 9 – Water Management

  • Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE)
  • Improving WUE
  • Water usage at the power generation source
  • Energy Water Intensity Factor (EWIF)

Module 10 – Waste Management

  • Waste management policies
  • Life-cycle assessment (Cradle to the grave)
  • 3 R’s for waste management
  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Second-hand market
  • Recycle

Module 11 – Sustainable Energy Usage

  • Sustainable energy sources
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Energy attribute certificates
  • Renewable Energy Factor (REF)
  • Matching renewable energy supply and demand
  • Sustainable energy storage
  • Carbon trading

Module 12 – Automated Environmental Management Systems

  • Use of AI and machine learning
  • Load migration
  • Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions


Participants must have at least one to two years’ experience in a data centre or facilities environment. The CDCP® is highly recommended. The CDESS® will discuss data centre facility aspects and without the CDCP® or equivalent knowledge, the participant may not be able to gain the full benefits of the CDESS® training.

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Attendees will take a 1-hour CDESS® exam. The exam is 40 questions, multiple-choice, closed-book.

The passing mark is 27 out of 40.

Attendees passing the exam will be awarded the internationally accredited and recognized ‘Certified Data Centre Environmental Sustainability Specialist (CDESS®) certificate.

CDESS® is globally accredited by EXIN, a fully independent exam and certification institute.

The CDESS® certificate is valid for 3 years, after which recertification is required.  Please see the EPI Recertification Program for available options.

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