Strategic Directions invited to Parliament House
Thursday 11th March 2010
Strategic Directions was today invited to a very special event – a Queensland Sustainability Showcase – held in the Premier's Hall, at Parliament House in Brisbane.
The event was hosted by Queensland Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Kate Jones and was designed to showcase the State’s leading Companies and Organisations involved in climate change and sustainability initiatives, including ideas, products and services that address energy efficiency, renewable energy technology and green technology.
One of only 40 Organisations specifically invited to participate by the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) – Strategic Directions maintains a Practice dedicated to the design of world’s best practice data centres, with particular emphasis on low or zero carbon foot print, alternative, "green" energy solutions. The Company is gaining international attention because of its innovative designs and its commitment to the incorporation of alternative energy or low energy options. This design and planning service is a thoroughly marketable service to the national and international business community – and will enable Queensland to gain an enviable reputation in the International IT and Data Centre Industry.
The Showcase in Brisbane coincided with Director Mike Andrea presenting a paper on aspects of World’s Best Practice Data Centre design, at the AFCOM International Data Centre Conference in Nashville, USA.
A leading Queensland ICT Services company established in 2003 – Strategic Directions is gaining international acclaim as a design authority of world class data centres. Tenants of its POLARIS Data Centre at Springfield SE Qld, include the Queensland Government, NEC Australia, Suncorp Bank, and Bank of Queensland. POLARIS incorporates several "green" initiatives and POLARIS and Strategic Directions were also the front page feature of AFCOM’s International Data Centre Magazine January Edition, which is distributed worldwide. The Company has been invited to sit on the International Data Centre Institute of AFCOM, the world’s largest independent data centre users forum. AFCOM includes most of the Fortune 500 Companies, plus many Government Agencies and NGOs throughout North America, and is expanding into the Europe and Asia Pacific Regions.
Strategic Directions has recently designed a world’s best practice geothermal powered data centre (with zero carbon emissions) for Queensland based ASX Company Geodynamics, which has gained the attention of major international organisations.
Strategic Directions is currently involved in the design of a family of world class, energy efficient data centres, able to be powered by alternate energy sources and technologies, including wind, solar, biomass, gas and hydro. Interest in this initiative is being shown by government and commercial organisations in Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria South Australia, Tasmania and the USA.
With Data Centres already acknowledged as one of the heaviest industrial consumers of power around the world – the design of energy efficient, alternate energy data centres for the future is gaining the attention of Governments and Organisations around the globe, and these facilities will be a critical part of the international communities’ drive to move to renewable energy power production and a reduction in carbon emissions.
Strategic Directions is at the forefront of this important design technology.