IT and Data Center Sustainability

  Group Description  
The Technical Committee on IT Sustainability, INCITS/ITS39, will serve as the US TAG to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39 on Sustainability for and by Information Technology.

The INCITS/ITS39 area of work will address standardization in the areas assigned to JTC 1/SC 39 which include:

Standardization related to the intersection of resource efficiency and Information Technology which supports sustainable development, application, operation and management aspects.

JTC 1/SC 39 will establish its own substructure. Based on discussions at the November 2011 ISO/IEC JTC 1 Plenary, it is anticipated that JTC 1/SC 39 will initially establish a Working Group on Energy Efficiency of Data Centers with the following terms of reference:

Development of a data center energy efficiency taxonomy and vocabulary

Development of a holistic suite of metrics supporting universally accepted standardized Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Development of a best practices for energy efficiency of data centers

Development of an energy management system standard specifically tailored for data centers

Note: This technical committee was formerly known as INCITS/ITS39 until January 2022.