HLRS Energy Policy

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To ensure sustainable development of the HLRS, it is our responsibility to minimize energy consumption within the bounds of technical and economic constraints. Continuous improvement of energy efficiency is a precondition for achieving this goal. We have implemented an energy management system, including defining strategic and operational targets to optimize our energy balance as well as measures to achieve them. Our adherence to energy targets is checked regularly and documented based on energy performance indicators.

Achievement of energy management system targets is supported by transparent information sharing and the allocation of necessary resources (manpower, special skills, technical and financial support).

We consider economical energy consumption in the operation and purchase of devices, especially for high-performance computers, cooling facilities, and the provision of services. We actively involve our employees in our energy management system. They are informed regularly about energy targets, measures we are undertaking, and accomplishments of the energy management system. Employees have opportunities to suggest and support new ideas for saving energy.

We train our employees regularly in energy-conscious behavior and encourage them to incorporate these measures into their daily work.

(Resolved by the advisory board on June 14, 2016; updated June 16, 2020)

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Sustainability Certifications

HLRS's approach to sustainability is formally recognized under the Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and ISO international standards.

Sustainability Policy

This document provides an overview of HLRS's sustainability goals, including responsible use of resources and avoidance of pollution.

Supporters & Collaborators

Partners in the State of Baden-Württemberg and the University of Stuttgart were instrumental in our development of an environmental management plan.

Outreach & Networking

HLRS aims to be a leader in improving sustainability in supercomputing and shares its knowledge with others in the HPC and IT communities.