Energy efficiency has been a top priority for data center colocation providers over the past twenty years. Now, their focus is expanding to include sustainability efforts around renewable energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing water consumption and waste, and more. Not only will these efforts prove to be good for the bottom line, they’ll be good for the planet as well.
In this white paper, Schneider Electric lays out four key factors that are driving data centers towards sustainability. The first driver discussed is the demand for sustainable operations coming from colocation tenants. The second driver the paper looks at is the impact of changing government regulations, including a focus on refrigerants and the phasing out of sulfur hexafluoride around the world.
Sustainable operations also provide a competitive advantage over other colocation providers, so business value is the third driver discussed. Finally, the paper outlines how aligning the business to ESG initiatives opens up more opportunities for investment capital.