The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is creating a new technical subcommittee within the SCTE Standards Program to develop standards and recommended practices for energy management and related topics.

The Sustainability Management Subcommittee (SMS), which is being created in conjunction with SCTE’s Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), will leverage the existing operations expertise of the SCTE Standards Program as well as proven procedures from the energy management and recycling sectors. The subcommittee will be responsible for identifying best practices for reducing power consumption and costs, increasing operating efficiency and minimizing disposal effects of outdated equipment.

An organizational meeting of the Sustainability Management Subcommittee will be conducted in early September. Existing and new members of the SCTE Standards Program—most notably, those who are expert in energy management solutions—are invited and encouraged to attend.

The September meeting is intended to establish projects and associated working groups. Initial topics under consideration for further work include:

  • Best practices for facilities management in the area of energy utilization, including tools for estimating usage and potential savings;
  • Standards or guidelines for the design of equipment for use in facilities, including data centers, in areas such as air venting;
  • The use of a management systems standard such as the upcoming ISO 50001;
  • Standards or recommended practices for fleet management and related outside plant activities; and
  • Recommended practices for recycling CPE.

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