Leading consulting engineering firms, i3 Solutions Group and EYP Mission Critical Facilities, have announced a collaboration to offer a response to the climate crisis through greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction initiatives for the data centre sector, including a practical roadmap of progressive GHG abatement for existing data centres and net-zero GHG data centres by 2030.
“As a major consumer of electricity and therefore a contributor to global emissions, the data centre sector faces the prospect of regulation to reduce its impact on the planet,” said Rick Einhorn, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner at EYPMCF. “I’m pleased to announce this initiative by EYPMCF and i3 Solutions Group which brings together a respected team of data centre MEP design engineers and operational consultants to offer thought leadership in data centre emissions and carbon reduction, efficiency and sustainability.”
Ed Ansett, Founder and Chairman of i3 Solutions Group, said: “While the future of data centre sustainability undoubtedly has a 100% renewable face, we are a long way from that end-point. However, there are opportunities for large data centre operators in hyperscale, wholesale, colocation and other sectors to engage in GHG abatement. This requires a paradigm shift, but the good news is, we can evolve from a GHG intensive, inefficient infrastructure to a reduced or even net-zero GHG asset with new revenue generating opportunities. For that to happen requires the inspiration of specialist data centre design and strategy.”Click below to share this article