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:-[mailto:bill@opencompute.org Bill Carter] (OCP)
:-[mailto:bill@opencompute.org Bill Carter] (OCP)
:-[mailto:tjin@fb.com Tiffany Jin] (Meta)
:-[mailto:tjin@fb.com Tiffany Jin] (Meta)
:-[mailto:Alex.Rakow@se.com Alexander Rakow (Schnieder Electric)  
:-[mailto:Alex.Rakow@se.com Alexander Rakow] (Schnieder Electric)  
:-[mailto:fahmida.bangert@itrenew.com Fahmida Bangert] (ITRenew)
:-[mailto:fahmida.bangert@itrenew.com Fahmida Bangert] (ITRenew)
:-[mailto:jordant@fb.com Jordan Tse] (Meta)
:-[mailto:jordant@fb.com Jordan Tse] (Meta)

Revision as of 17:58, 14 April 2022



Welcome to the OCP Sustainability Initiative.

Disclaimer: Please do not submit any confidential information. All presentation materials, proposals, meeting minutes and/or supporting documents are published by OCP and are open to the public in accordance to OCP's Bylaws and IP Policy. This can be found on the OCP OCP Policies page. If you have any questions please contact OCP.


Data center industry is moving towards net carbon zero goals over coming decade. OCP Sustainability Initiative is working to enable progress towards industry goals by addressing unique challenges and opportunities presented within Open Compute Project ecosystem. Initiative is working towards bringing Sustainability as the 5th tenet into OCP. Leveraging the expertise of the OCP community, we offer an open framework and resources for OCP members and data center industry – vendors, suppliers, and end users - to deploy industry best practices that promotes reusability and circularity.


Identify key steps in system and component design that require reimagination to promote reusability and circularity. Deliver roadmap to increase standardization of calculation, measurement, and disclosure of metrics across the IT product and data center life cycle. Publish (how-to) guidelines to offer frameworks for a supply-side resource consumption and implications on our common value chain Develop OCP-certified design and sourcing practices and creating circular operating modes.

Scope of Work:

Circularity and Lifecycle Extension Workstream

  • Led by John Miranda (Intel) and Fahmida Bangert (ITRenew)
  • Mission: The primary mission of this workstream is to identify industry best practices that can be shared across vendors, suppliers as well as end user behavior that promotes re-usability and circularity. With a focus to understand and explain circularity from technical and operational point of view, the workstream is investigating key elements in system and component design, and how to design with reusability in mind.
  • Circularity and Lifecycle Extension Workstream Mailing List Please contact the workstream leads if you would like to participate.

Metrics and Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) Workstream

  • Led by Jordan Tse (FB)
  • Mission: To identify methods for assessing & reporting environmental impact associated with the key stages of the life cycle of a certified open compute project components, systems and devices, and data center facilities. The goal is to publish metrics and the methodology that are relevant for OCP community to improve design, development and deployment of sustainable data center infrastructure that strives to reduce carbon footprint with every new generation.
  • Metrics LCA Workstream Mailing List Please contact the workstream leads if you would like to participate.

Initiative Leadership

-Dharmesh Jani DJ (Meta)
-Bill Carter (OCP)
-Tiffany Jin (Meta)
-Alexander Rakow (Schnieder Electric)
-Fahmida Bangert (ITRenew)
-Jordan Tse (Meta)

Call Calendar:

These meetings are recorded via audio and video. By participating you consent that these recordings may be made publicly available. Any presentation materials, proposals and meeting minutes are published on the respective project's wiki page and are open to the public in accordance to OCP's Bylaws and IP Policy. This can be found at http://opencompute.org/about/ocp-policies/. If you have any questions, please contact OCP.

The General Sustainability initiative meets every two weeks on Wednesday from 10am-11am Pacific Time

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. General Sustainability Initiative Call Link

You can also dial in using your phone. United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 United States: +1 (571) 317-3116

Access Code: 245-170-117

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- Sustainability Presentation by Bill Carter (OCP)
- 2021 Proposed Tenets Bill Carter (OCP)
- Sustainability Workstream 2021
  • Lifecycles Documents:
- Sustainability Lifecycle System/Component Mission
  • Metrics & LCA Documents:
- OCP Sustainability Metrics focus areas
- OCP Sustainability & Circularity Metrics Prioritization (Shared Doc)
- Metrics & LCA Workstream Meeting Notes (Shared Doc)

Recordings from Past Calls

General Sustainability Call Recordings

- March 9th, 2022
- January 12th, 2022
- December 8th, 2021
- November 17th, 2021 Call Not Recorded
- October 12th, 2021
- September 8th, 2021
- August 11th, 2021
- July 14th Call
- June 9th Call The International EPD System (Sebastian Welling)
- May 12th Call May 12th Meeting Minutes
- April 14th Call April 14th Meeting Minutes
- March 3rd Call and Mar 3rd Meeting Minutes
- February 17th Call and Feb 17th Meeting Minutes
- February 3rd (Kickoff Call) and Feb 3rd Meeting Minutes

Lifecyles Workstream Call Recordings

- October 6th, 2021
- September 22nd, 2021
- August 25th, 2021
- August 11th, 2021
- June 16th, 2021
- June 2nd, 2021
- May 19th, 2021
- May 5th, 2021
- April 9th, 2021

Metrics & LCA Call Recordings

- December 8th, 2021
- November 24th, 2021 Call Not Recorded
- October 27th, 2021
- October 12th, 2021
- September 15th, 2021
- September 1st, 2021
- July 21st, 2021
- July 14th, 2021 Call Not Recorded
- June 23rd, 2021
- May 12th, 2021
- April 28th, 2021 Call Not Recorded
- April 21st, 2021
- April 8th, 2021