EU Projects

Carbon3IT Ltd has participated in a number of EU Projects as follows:

PEDCA – Pan European Data Centre Academy

The European Commission has identified the need for a Pan-European Data Centre Academy (PEDCA) underpinned by and in collaboration with, the wider data centre industry and academic research institutions to address a number of highlighted problems which exist within the Data Centre sector, six Joint Actions have been established which will be implemented by the DCA:
  • JA1 Technology Leadership Platform
  • JA2 Representation
  • JA3 Awareness
  • JA4 Skills Matrices
  • JA5 Training Curriculum        
  • JA6 Standards, Best Practices and Certifications

An EU Commission funded project   under the seventh framework project number 320013

The project led by the DCA and the University of East London has now been completed. Please check the downloads section for project results and information.

Carbon3IT Ltd participated in the study (unfunded)


The EURECA project is an EU commission funded project under the H2020 programme. EURECA is a 36 month project which started in March 2015, with partners from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands and Germany. EURECA is designed to provide tailored solutions to help identify the cost saving opportunities whilst signposting the environmental impact of procurement choices in data centres.

EURECA is currently supporting consolidation, new build and retrofit data centre projects in various European countries, with focus on public procurement for innovation (PPI). Additionally, EURECA is supporting the development of European standards, best practices and polices related to energy efficiency in data centres and green public procurement by providing the scientific evidence and data.

The Public Sector has seen a massive increase in the utilisation for digital services in a drive to streamline and improve the efficiency of both internal operations and online services to its citizens. This has resulted in an increased reliance on the data centre infrastructure which underpins these services. This is driving the need to both fully optimise not only ones existing data centre infrastructure but also the need to look to more innovative solutions and outsourced services to respond and keep pace with this demand.

This ever changing landscape is compounded by the simple fact that everyone’s requirements, challenges and situation are slightly different and each require a slightly different approach and solution making it extremely difficult for IT and Procurement Teams to navigate or know which route to take.


For public sector procurement teams the goal is to provide a valuable search facility and tool which will assist public sector procurement teams in researching and selecting approved suppliers, products, services and solutions to facilitate the development more environmentally sound and greener data centres. If you are interested in finding out more or wish to take an active role in the development and testing of this new service then please visit the following dedicated link

Carbon3IT Ltd was a consortium member.

CATALYST – Although Carbon3IT Ltd is not involved in this project, our MD has been retained in a personal capacity to assist our partners Green IT Amsterdam in the delivery of this project. More information can be found on the project’s website here

ECO-QUBE – Another Green IT Amsterdam project with our MD involved in a personal capacity, more information coming soon.