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Green data Centres are at the Heart of Sustainable Strategies.
Global warming caused by carbon emissions, rising sea levels, and pollution images are increasing public and shareholder pressure on corporations to play an active role in finding solutions and being accountable by setting goals and publicly documenting results.
Fremont, CA: Reduced electrical power generation from fossil fuels is priority number one in the IT industry, followed closely by water conservation and waste management. Sustainability practices for the average person include:
• Recycling paper and plastic
• Conserving water.
• Adopting electric or hybrid vehicles, among other eco-friendly habits.
Sustainability takes on a more intense and innovative path in the data center industry, accounting for 3% of global power consumption. Data centers, like enterprises, must implement and promote more sustainable choices and solutions due to the sheer size and scope of their business.
As a hub of connectivity, multi-tenant data centers provide a location for organizations to house their equipment and connect with the providers, partners, and customers needed to run their businesses.
Multi-tenant data centers are among the highest per capita consumers of electricity. According to current projections, data centers in the United States will consume approximately 73,000 megawatts (MW) in 2020. To put this in context, the US Department of Energy estimates that large multi-tenant data centers may require more than 100 megawatts of power capacity, which is equivalent to powering 80,000 US households or a small city.
Data centers are estimated to account for about 2% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally – a figure comparable to the airline industry.
Although technological advancements are challenging to predict, several models predict that data center energy consumption will exceed 10% of global electricity supply by 2030.