Intelligent Data Centres Issue 39 - Page 36

DESPITE THE
RIGHT ACTIONS BEING TAKEN INSOFAR AS
ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENTS
ARE CONCERNED , THE ANALYSIS SHOWS MORE CAN BE DONE . facility construction is also a vital part of reducing the sector ’ s environmental impact . According to Durie , paying great attention to this aspect of a facility ’ s lifetime is key to further reducing carbon emissions during operation .
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DESPITE THE

RIGHT ACTIONS BEING TAKEN INSOFAR AS

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENTS

ARE CONCERNED , THE ANALYSIS SHOWS MORE CAN BE DONE . facility construction is also a vital part of reducing the sector ’ s environmental impact . According to Durie , paying great attention to this aspect of a facility ’ s lifetime is key to further reducing carbon emissions during operation .

“ The latest Uptime Institute report comes at a time when the industry is under more pressure than ever to decarbonise ,” said Durie . “ However , despite the right actions being taken insofar as environmental commitments are concerned , the analysis shows more can be done .
“ As the data centre market continues to boom , greener IT infrastructure is required to help create a better future . To achieve this , the industry must go beyond day-to-day operations and consider the impact of construction , which can be responsible for a large proportion of any facility ’ s overall carbon footprint .”
The Institute ’ s report goes on to say that European respondents felt more can be done to help data centres reduce their environmental impact . According to Durie , industry suppliers in this market will be crucial in helping this sentiment become a reality , especially with the provision of more efficient equipment and greener fuels .
“ The fact of the matter is that the data centre sector alone cannot achieve the decarbonisation required – the supply chain must take similar action ,”
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