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China: Maximum allowable values of energy efficiency and energy efficiency grades for data centers, Standard GB 40879-2021

NOVEMBER 2021 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS

On 11 October 2021, the China Standardization Administration (SAC) and the China State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) approved and published the new standard on Maximum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Data Centers. This standard specifies the technical regulation on energy efficiency rating, energy consumption measurement, energy efficiency calculation and assessment of data centres.

This standard covers newly built, renovated and expanded data centres, individual or modular units of data centre buildings with independent power distribution, air cooling, and electric air-conditioning.

This standard does not apply to edge data centres. Data centres using other non-electric air-conditioning equipment are under the scope of this standard.

This standard will be in force by 1 November 2022.

[1] Standard GB 40879-2021

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