Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability and Efficiency Award
John Booth is one of the driving forces behind energy efficiency and sustainability for data centres globally and has been for 10 years, recognising that the industry was facing a series of problems, John has made it his business to assess and develop Standards, assess data centres themselves to a series of relevant standards and guidelines, identify emerging technologies and concepts that can be used to adapt and mitigate these problems and speak about them at industry events, as a result he has participated via his company, Carbon3IT Ltd in an EU Horizon 2020 project, EURECA and on a personal consultant basis for CATALYST (via Green IT Amsterdam). This deep knowledge of the data centre sector and the difficulties ahead have seen him gain influential postions for various organisations as follows:
John is the Chair of the DCA Energy Efficiency SIG and a committee member on the Comissioning and Sustainability SIGs
John is the global lead assessor for the DCA Certification programme
He provides the DCA with expert advice on energy efficiency and sustainability issues.
He also is a joint author of the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency) and works closely with the EU-JRC to review and approve applications for participation.
He sits on the BSI TCT7/3 committee that develops and maintains the EN 50600 series of Data Centre, Design, Build and Operate Standards.
He is a Certified Data Centre Audit and Sustainability Professional (C-Net Training)
He is the global lead assessor for the Certified Data Centre Enerfy Efficiency Award (DCD) and has assessed over 100 data centres globally for energy efficiency and sustainability.
He works tirelessly to ensure that he is up to date with every aspect of energy efficiency and sustainable data centre operations and has contributed expert content to the DECC (on the Climate Change Agreement for Data Centres) EU-JRC on the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, the EUDCA/European Commission on the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, BRE Global on the BREEAM Data Centre Annexes, the Indian Green Building Council, and many other organisations on Data Centre Energy Efficiency/Sustainability strategies including global telcos, government agencies, and data centre operators.
John speaks on a regular basis for the Data Centre Alliance, DataCenter Dynamics, Digital Infra Network, Data Center Forum, British Computer Society and others on the topic of energy efficency and sustainability for data centre operations.
He has recently been appointed to the advisory board of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA)
He is also a visiting lecturer at the Birmingham City University where he provides the Data Centre Systems Management course to students on the Computing and Networking Degrees.
He holds the following qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Technology (Open)
Certified Data Centre Audit Professional (C-Net Training)
Certified Data Centre Sustainability Professional (C-Net Training)
ISO 22301 Business Continuity Lead Auditor (BSI)
ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Lead Auditor (BSI)
Energy Managers Association- ESOS Assessor
Foundation Certificate in Green IT (BCS)
Intermediate Certificate EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency)
Prince 2 PM
ITIL v3 Foundation
John is currently training for the BREEAM International Assessor accreditation and will be undertaking the Uptime Institute- Accredited Tier Designer in the near future.
He also provides training on data centre energy efficiency and sustainability and via the National Data Centre Academy which will be opening soon, practical training courses.