10 December 2018
EC Lab’s EURECA project has won the ‘Industry Initiative of the Year’ category at the 2018 Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) awards. EURECA beat off strong competition from US state government body Maryland Energy Administration; Host in Scotland; and Host in Ireland.
Speaking after collecting the award, EC Lab’s Director Dr Bashroush said, “It is such an honour to win this global award, but I have to admit it was such a close call given the three other great initiatives shortlisted”.
“Of course, as they say, overnight success takes years in the making and I would like to thank the great EURECA team and partners for their hard work and commitment over the past years. I would particularly like to name our team here at UEL and the EURECA consortium.
Commenting on Dr Bashroush’s work, the DCD panel said, “The EURECA project impressed our judges by playing a major role in improving energy efficiency across Europe and saving datacentres at least 52 gigawatt hours per year.The project’s effect is being felt in the policies, standards and best practices it helped shape – and these will impact the industry for years to come. Eureka!“
Dr Bashroush concluded, “I would also like to say it was a great pleasure to work with and support some of the leading government initiatives for datacentre energy efficiency in Ireland, UK, Netherlands, and Latvia to name a few.”