GovDC Silverwater achieves 4.5 stars NABERS rating for Data Centres
In February 2016, the Silverwater data centre was officially recognised for a 4.5 star NABERS rating, for the first stage data hall. The NSW Government Resource Efficiency Policy, released by Minister Stokes in July 2014, set this energy efficiency target. All existing government data centres must be rated at a minimum of 4.5 stars by June 2017 and if this cannot be achieved must move the equipment to GovDC.
GovDC has an energy efficient design using free air cooling which can deliver 5 star efficiency. To be rated at 4.5 star, with a measurement period that includes fairly low levels of utilisation, is a major achievement. This is the first data centre in Australia to be rated above 4 stars.
The Silverwater data centre that services NSW's government agencies has secured the first 4.5 star NABERS rating ever handed to an Australian data centre, making it officially the greenest facility in the country.