Riello UPS Wins At DCS Awards 2018

We’ve been honoured at the prestigious data centre industry awards for the third year in succession after helping a client cut annual energy bills by more than £335,000.

Riello UPS claimed the Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year category at the DCS Awards 2018, the annual celebration of excellence in the multi-billion pound data centre sector.

We won a public vote to beat three other finalists – Romonet Ltd, EcoRacks, and Kao – and take the top prize at last night’s [Thursday 24 May] black-tie ceremony staged at the 5-star Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London.

Chris Cutler from Riello UPS with Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year trophy at DCS Awards 2018
WINNERS AGAIN: Chris Cutler shows off our trophy at the DCS Awards 2018

The success marks a hat-trick of DCS Awards triumphs after we won Product of the Year in 2017 and Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year in 2016.

Riello UPS took this year’s trophy thanks to a project which reduced a client’s annual electricity bill by more than £335,000 and cut carbon emissions by 72%. We partnered with electrical contractor The Roseberry Group to upgrade the UPS units at a pair of data centres belonging to one of the world’s largest consumer goods suppliers.

Replacing the existing equipment with Riello UPS’s modular Multi Power units also cut air conditioning costs by more than £226,000 and saved 1.25 million kilowatt hours of energy, enough to power 316 average UK homes for a year.

Riello UPS & The Rosebery Group win data centre energy efficiency project of the year at DCS Awards 2018 ceremony
HAT-TRICK HEROES: 2018 is the third year in a row we’ve won at the DCS Awards

Winning a DCS Award for the third successive year is quite the hat-trick and deserved recognition for the continued hard work of our team of 60-plus staff.

“Sustainability and energy efficiency are hugely important to us. We’re the first UPS manufacturer in Europe to measure products using eco-efficiency ratings, so we’re delighted to be rewarded for a project that produced such substantial emissions savings.” Leo Craig, General Manager Riello UPS

Energy efficiency statistics that have helped Riello UPS be shortlisted at the DCS Awards 2018
KEY FACTS & FIGURES: Some of the efficiency savings our project has helped to achieve

First staged in 2011, the DCS Awards is an annual event to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and providers operating in the UK’s data centre sector.

The 2018 awards featured 26 categories celebrating the industry’s leading projects, companies, and individuals. Prizes included Data Centre Manager of the Year, Data Centre Product of the Year, and New Design/Build Project of the Year.