Data centres

Buy ENERGY STAR® certified data centre equipment to save you money!

Did you know, however, that data centres consume about one percent of the total electricity used in Canada every year, and that this demand keeps growing? About half of the energy consumed in a data centre is used by computing servers. Another 40 percent goes to cooling these servers.

That’s why, when buying data centre equipment, it’s important to remember the cost of energy to operate a product over its lifetime is just as important as its purchase price.

A data centre is a space designed and equipped to meet the needs of high-density computing equipment. It can be a free-standing building or a dedicated floor within a larger building.

Data centres support just about every sector of the Canadian economy, and just about every Canadian takes advantage of their computing power.

Make the switch to ENERGY STAR certified data centre equipment to cut your company’s electricity bill and reduce your company’s carbon footprint.

Energy Star logoENERGY STAR certified data centre equipment

The following ENERGY STAR certified data centre equipment is available in Canada. Click on each product to learn more.

ENERGY STAR 2017 awards winners

Find certified products using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder. (Note: you will be redirected to the US ENERGY STAR website. Click “Canada” as your market).

Helpful tips

  • Design an energy-smart layout. For example, set up a cool aisle and a hot aisle configuration.
  • Optimize server use through consolidation and virtualization.
  • Consider moving some applications to the cloud (Internet-based shared servers).
  • Visit individual product pages for more helpful tips.

Look for the ENERGY STAR symbol

The easiest way to identify efficient data centre equipment is to look for the ENERGY STAR symbol. All ENERGY STAR certified products are tested to meet strict efficiency specifications and are certified by an independent third party. They perform the same as or better than standard products without compromising performance in any way.


The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.