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ITS39 - IT Sustainability

About This Committee

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


  • Group ChairGary Verdun, Dell Inc
  • Vice ChairWael Diab, Futurewei Technologies Inc

Staff Contacts

Barbara Bennett

Barbara Bennett

Associate Manager, Standards Operations


Group Participants