Recently, we have been shortlisted for 3 EU award for the 8th Smart Energy Europe & Future Utility Summit 2017 !
Categories are:

  • Data Management Solution of the year
  • Energy Market Innovation of the year
  • Energy Monitoring Solution of the year 

The awards will be presented at the summit in February 2017, and the winner selected by an expert jury.
We are very proud of this achievement after 3 years working in the GEYSER Project. 
Final results can be found in the Download Section! 



Datacloud Awards 2016 Nomination for Green IT Amsterdam

We are happy to announce that Green IT Amsterdam has been nominated for a prestigious international Datacloud award.
The consortium efforts in the Amsterdam region and the impact on the regional datacenter industry (including GEYSER project) has been recognized with a nomination within the Datacenter Community Impact Award category.
The awards will be announced on the 7th of June in Monaco.

EDIT: Sadly, we did not win this award but our effort and impact through our work is continuously improving!

Session at EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016

Green IT Amsterdam and Be Great are organizing a session at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 in Brussels. The session on on the 15th of June is dedicated to Green IT, smart green urban datacenters, the energy chain of the internet. We aim is to raise awareness within a wide audience of European policymakers, urban planners, media and industry representatives both on the opportunities to green the internet further and on the technology initiatives the industry is taking to make this possible.


The aim of the session The Internet energy chain: from smart urban datacenters to sustainable users behavior is twofold; on one hand it is to raise awareness amongst city planners, policy makers, IT and energy companies as well as web users, on the actual energetic and environmental impact of the ICT sector; and on the other hand it is to introduce solutions the sector itself is currently developing and implementing to face these challenges and to play a key role to the transition to sustainable energy.

The event, co-organised by Green IT Amsterdam (NL) and Be great (BE), will be divided into two sessions of 45 minutes. Each session will explore a part of the internet chain, aiming to raise awareness on how to reduce energy consumption, showcase opportunities, technology development and better practices in web user behaviours.


Person that are interested to join us in this exciting workshop in Brussels, you can register with this link. Please note that there is a limited capacity. 


GEYSER at Datacloud Europe 2016 – 08 to 09 June, Monaco, FR

Green IT Amsterdam will be present at Datacloud 2016 in June. We will be attending for the third year in a row on a special invitation from the congress organizers.
Green IT Amsterdam’s Maikel Bouricius will be presenting the green datacenter development in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA), including the GEYSER project and the Green Datacenter Hotspots initiative.



GEYSER at Green IT Amsterdam Participant Meeting - 8 June 2015, Amsterdam, NL

On June 8, Green IT Amsterdam held its first biannual participant meeting of this year. Special tribute is to be paid to GEYSER, being one the projects supporting Green IT Amsterdam to its mission of scouting, evaluating, and validating innovative IT solutions for increased energy efficiency and decreased carbon emissions. Attendance was open only to Green IT Amsterdam consortium participants and, as such, possible only by invitation. Nevertheless, the consortium's wide network consists of more than 40 leading organizations on sustainable IT infrastructures in sectors spanning IT, engineering, and energy. For more information, feel free to contact us.

GEYSER at Data Cloud Europe 2015 - 3 June 2015, Monaco, MC

On June 3, Maikel Bouricius from Green IT Amsterdam spoke at Data Cloud Europe 2015 Conference, held at Monaco, about how innovation brings the smart city and data centre hub closer to integration in the Amsterdam region. Naturally, GEYSER was also highlighted as an enabler of such integration.

GEYSER at SmartGreens 2015 - 20 May 2015, Lisbon, PT

On May 20, 2015, Massimo Bertoncini presented the paper "Multi-resource Optimized Smart Management of Urban Energy Infrastructures for Improving Smart City Energy Efficiency" at SmartGreens 2015, the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, held at Lisbon, PT. The event brought together researchers, designers, developers, and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Smart Cities, Green Information and Communication Technologies, Sustainability, Energy Aware Systems and Technologies. More information can be found HERE.

Hannover Messe 2015 - 13-17 April 2015, Hannover, DE

Massimo Bertoncini (Engineering), GEYSER project coordinator gave the invited  talk "Data Centers as major stakeholders in local energy marketplaces to alleviate smart grids constraints" within the Smart Grid Forum 2015 at the Hannover Messe 2015 on the 14th april 2015.

 24 February 2015 - GEYSER consortium members on tour!

Last week, on February 19, Jaak Vlasveld of Green IT Amsterdam, was invited to speak at the Open Europe conference on Open Data for an Open Society, at Riga, Latvia. The event was organized by the Latvian state as part of their EU presidency agenda. Jaak's presentation, available here focused on how the convergence of ICT and energy infrastructures is being facilitated by the use of open data. Naturally, GEYSER had a prominent place with the project's optimization engine first prototype relying on open data for weather and energy prices forecasting.
Next month will also see representatives of the project's consortium participating at two renowned data centre industry events: the Data Centre World to be held on 11-12 March, at London, UK and the DCD CeBIT on 16-20 March at Hannover, Germany.
In particular, Vasiliki Georgiadou, has been invited at the DCW to provide an update on the project's progress and first results in her talk on how urban data centres can go beyond energy efficiency towards local, sustainable energy systems; Vasiliki will also participate in a panel discussion on how cooling improvements can actually make this happen, reflecting some of the optimization strategies already explored within the project.
On the other hand, Maikel Bouricius will be talking at DCD CeBIT about how Amsterdam has been transformed to a so-called Green Data Port outlining past, present and future relevant initiatives and steps undertaken towards achieving and sustaining that role. GEYSER will also be highlighted as one of such initiatives.
We hope to see you there!
In any case, more updates and opportunities to meet members of the consortium will for sure appear within the coming months; so stay tuned!

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