ZDNET Asia has a post on Singapore, Data Centers, and Green IT.
Pro-biz, green incentives give S'pore datacenter edge
The Singapore Green Data Centre Standard is here with part of the standard built on ISO 50001.
The Green DC Standard helps organisations establish systems and processes necessary to improve the energy efficiency of their DCs. It provides them with a recognised framework as well as a logical and consistent methodology to achieve continuous improvement in their DC facilities. This standard is modelled after the ISO 50001 standard on energy management (currently under development by ISO) but is specifically tailored to meet the needs of DCs in Singapore. The standard adopts the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) methodology, an iterative, four step problem-solving process used for continuous process improvement. The PDCA cycle forms the basis for many established management standards, which have successfully stimulated substantial, continual efficiency improvements within organisations around the world.
Here is a press announcement on a Taiwan data center being ISO 50001 certified.
TSMC Leads in ISO 50001 Certification for Data Center
ISO 50001 standard has a video.
ISO 50001 — What is it ?ISO 50001:2011, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, is a voluntary International Standard developed by ISO (International Organization for Standardization).ISO 50001 gives organizations the requirements for energy management systems (EnMS).ISO 50001 provides benefits for organizations large and small, in both public and private sectors, in manufacturing and services, in all regions of the world.ISO 50001 will establish a framework for industrial plants ; commercial, institutional, and governmental facilities ; and entire organizations to manage energy. Targeting broad applicability across national economic sectors, it is estimated that the standard could influence up to 60 % of the world’s energy use.*