ISO/IEC 30134-9:2022

Information technology — Data centres key performance indicators — Part 9: Water usage effectiveness (WUE) ISO/IEC 30134-9:2022

Publication date:   Mar 24, 2022

General information

60.60 Standard published   Mar 24, 2022


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39 Sustainability, IT & Data Centres

International Standard

35.020   Information technology (IT) in general



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This document specifies water usage effectiveness (WUE) as a key performance indicator (KPI) for quantifying the water consumption of a data centre during the use phase of the data centre life cycle.
WUE is a simple method for reporting the water intensity of the data centre operating. By reporting water consumption, it is possible to present the data centre's resource effectiveness.
This document:
a) defines the WUE of a data centre;
b) introduces WUE measurement categories;
c) describes the relationship of this KPI to a data centre’s infrastructure, information technology equipment and information technology operations;
d) defines the measurement, the calculation and the reporting of the parameter; and
e) provides information on the correct interpretation of the WUE.

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ISO/IEC 30134-9:2022
60.60 Standard published
Mar 24, 2022