EdgeConneX just reached a major milestone in reducing carbon emissions. The global data center solutions provider has announced it has met the Scope 1 and Scope 2 Sustainability Thresholds with all of its data centers globally powered by 100% renewable energy. How did they get there? With a little help from AI. The company leveraged AI to assist in the following:
- Assess workloads with different compute requirements and balance power use over time
- Predict weather patterns to switch between solar and wind energy sources to optimize renewable energy use
- Crunch numbers to maximize energy efficiency based on off-peak usage
In its most recent annual sustainability report, EdgeConneX outlines its bold agenda, including award-winning innovations, historic sustainability-linked financings, and robust diversity and inclusion programs that set new standards for data center environmental and social responsibility.
“Our rich culture is focused on diversity, integrity, respect, and accountability. Sustainability is achieved through collaboration, not in isolation. In our view, the data center industry must collectively and collaboratively address the need for sustainable solutions. These solutions are critical for the planet, its people, and the industry itself, which must make effective, efficient use of land, water, power, cooling, and remote operational technologies. EdgeConneX is committed to working with the sustainability programs crafted by our customers, partners, industry standards bodies, and competitors. We are closely aligned with our owners, EQT, on pursuing science-based sustainability goals, relying on global standards for guidance, and investing in innovations that will help us develop and deliver on even more aggressive commitments.” – Steven Sprokholt, Vice President, Program Management, EdgeConneX
“Company-wide, we care for our Customers, People, and Planet by implementing a holistic ESG sustainability policy, with every role in every office committed to making EdgeConneX a leader in delivering sustainable solutions. Our customers are at the core of our DNA, as we work to exceed their requirements for practical, sustainable energy, water, land, and operations options. Combined, these tenants will enable us to deliver global solutions empowering services like machine learning, AI, cloud, content, and commerce while continuing to ensure that we are helping to lead the way for our industry to be a pivotal contributor to sustainable solutions worldwide.” – Randy Brouckman, Co-founder and CEO, EdgeConneX
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