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Partnerships are essential for achieving sustainability in the data center industry

It’s no secret that the data center industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and expansion. Everywhere we look, we see announcements for new 100, 250, and 500-megawatt data centers popping up worldwide at an unprecedented rate.

However, recent headlines from newspapers have highlighted a problem. They reflect on the social and environmental impact of this rapid data center construction boom, raising concerns about its sustainability and the unexpected consequences.

“Plans for Massive Data Center Linked to Nuclear Power Spark Debate…” — CT Examiner

“Now, what the heck do we do about data centers?” — Virginia Mercury

“A New Surge in Power Use is Threatening U.S. Climate Goals” — New York Times

It’s concerning to see articles highlighting the potential negative impact of the construction and expansion of data centers on the environment.

The growth of the data center industry presents us with a unique opportunity to positively impact the world. As we expand and build new data centers, we must remain conscious of our social and environmental impact. By embracing sustainability objectives, striving towards carbon neutrality, reducing PUE, and embracing a circular economy, we can significantly contribute to creating a better world.

However, achieving these goals is not always easy, and choosing technology partners is crucial in ensuring sustainable designs, construction, and operations. It’s essential that our partners understand their contribution to our sustainability initiatives and work with us to meet our corporate and regulatory sustainability goals.

Evaluating vendors can be daunting, but a few key considerations can help you determine whether a vendor is a suitable partner in your efforts to make your data centers more sustainable.

  1. Look for vendors with a strong sustainability track record who have implemented sustainable practices.
  2. Evaluate the vendor’s technology and assess whether it aligns with your sustainability goals.
  3. Investigate their policies surrounding energy efficiency, carbon emissions, and waste management.
  4. Finally, consider the vendor’s commitment to ongoing sustainability improvements and willingness to work with you to meet your su

By considering these factors, you can find vendors that share your sustainability values and are likely to become trusted partners in your journey toward a more sustainable future.

At Legrand, we are committed to helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals. Our Starline busway system components can be disassembled and reused at new locations, making it an environmentally friendly solution that allows data centers achieve their sustainability objectives.

We understand that sustainability is a critical concern for everyone, and we empathize with data center providers’ challenges in meeting their sustainability objectives. We’re just scratching the surface in this post.

To learn more, head over and register for our upcoming webinar, Recipes to a Sustainable AI data center, where we will cover new market data from Omdia, application use cases, and readily available products and services that can help address sustainability concerns and objectives you are facing.

Webinar Registration – https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4582618/55594C3B4C75A6E46D18632AC516FC3D?partnerref=EXTLegrandblog