China China releases draft national mandatory standard for energy efficiency of servers

Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) would be set for servers

China releases draft national mandatory standard for energy efficiency of servers

On July 14, 2022, the China National Institute of Standardization released the second draft version of a national mandatory standard for server energy efficiency to seek public comments, which will be accepted through Aug. 14, 2022. The draft standard, Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Servers, sets out energy efficiency grades, minimum allowable energy efficiency and the energy efficiency measurement method of tower servers and rack servers. According to the announcement of the previous version of the draft, the standard would take effect 12 months after its publication.


Scope of the standard

The standard would apply to 1-way and 2-way general-purpose tower servers and rack servers and would not apply to blade servers, multi-node servers, high-performance computing systems, computer servers with auxiliary processing accelerators, server appliances, fully fault-tolerant servers, elastic servers, storage devices (including blade storage devices) or network devices.


Energy efficiency grades

Author / Responsibility

LIU Yake

Researcher, Research & Consulting Dept. EnviX Ltd.

Business Performance

worked as a research assistant at Department of Environmental Planning and Management, School of Environment, Tsinghua University for 4 years, and then joint in Envix in April, 2022, currently is mainly responsible for consulting on EHS regulation compliance in East Asia.


MA, Environmental Econimics, Hiroshima University