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Your privacy as a member is important to us. Recently, rules surrounding privacy have changed, so we have created this manifest for you to read and accept.

It is not possible for you to be classed as an authentic member of the DCA unless you accept the terms, that includes but is not limited to the GDPR statement below.

Please read the privacy policy here.

Client Standards Support




The data centre is a complex infrastructure governed by a wide range of influences. Many helpful Standards and guideline documents are available that provide advice and assistance when designing, building and operating a data centre. The challenge comes in deciding which ones you should adopt to meet your own business needs and those of your customers.

The DCA Knowledge Hub contains a wide range of helpful reference information and links. As a Trade Association member you also have access to DCA approved independent industry experts who can work with you to fully understand the Standards landscape, decide which Standards best suit your business needs and work with you to ensure you achieve the desired accreditation's you are seeking.


The DCA Trade Association can provide Independent guidance on the adoption of the following Standards, Accreditation's and best Practices:


Standards with a BIG (S):

  • ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management)
  • ISO 27001:2013 (Information Security)
  • ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management)
  •  ISO 22301:2012 (Business Continuity)
  • ISO 50001:2011 (Energy Management)
  • BS OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health & Safety)
  • ANSI/BICSI 002 (US DC Standard)
  • EN50600 (European Standard for data centre design and operations):
    •    EN 50600-1: Information technology - Data centre facilities and infrastructures – Part 1: General concepts

    •    EN 50600-2-1: Building construction EN 50600-2-2: Power distribution

    •    EN 50600-2-3: Environmental control

    •    EN 50600-2-4: Telecommunications cabling infrastructure

    •    EN 50600-2-5: Physical security

    •    EN 50600-3-1: Management and operational information

    •    EN 50600-4-1: KPIs - Overview and general requirements

    •    EN 50600-4-2: KPIs - Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ISO/IEC 30134-2

    •    EN 50600-4-3: KPIs - Renewable Energy Factor (REF) ISO/IEC 30134-3

    •    EN 50600-4-4: KPIs - IT Equipment Energy Efficiency for Servers

    •    EN 50600-4-5: KPIs - IT Equipment Energy Utilisation for Servers

    •    EN 50600-99-1: Energy management - Recommended Practices

For more information and support contact [email protected]