Kohler Power has a big reason to celebrate. The data center industry’s global power partner is the recipient of the renowned Sustainability Product of the Year award as part of The Business Intelligence Group’s 2021 Sustainability Awards program. The Business Intelligence Group recognizes talent and superior performance in the business world. The Sustainability Awards honor people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.
Kohler’s Sustainability Product of the Year
Kohler received the accolade for its Kohler Tier 4 Final KD Series Generator, an industrial-grade, diesel-powered generator that provides backup power for large hyperscale and regional global data centers. As the amount of data being created increases, the number of worldwide data centers will grow to support that demand. According to Gartner, the global data center market is expected to reach $200 billion in 2021, an increase of 6% over 2020, and is expected to see continued growth through 2024.
The increased demand for data centers creates the need for reliable backup power — and an increasingly acute demand for power solutions that reduce environmental impacts wherever possible. Kohler’s Tier 4 Final KD Series Generator provides a key advantage over traditional systems, resulting in minimal maintenance demands for optimized continuity and maximized ease for users — all while meeting strict EPA-controlled sustainability requirements. The KD exhaust aftertreatment technology eliminates the need for diesel particulate filters and diesel oxidation catalysts, resulting only in the harmless exhaust byproducts of nitrogen and steam.
“As a company, Kohler has aggressive goals to be net zero by 2035. As a part of this journey, we recognize the significant role we play in helping data center operators achieve their sustainability goals. A shared commitment to making the world a better place through the development of innovative energy-saving products has spearheaded sustainable, robust solutions for evolving power demands. We look forward to these products being even more widely embraced as a means for organizations to decrease their carbon footprint and ultimately build a greener digital future.” — Melissa Reali-Elliott, Digital Marketing Manager, Data Centers for Kohler Power.
Additional Kohler Data Center Support
In addition to rolling out more sustainable products to help hyperscalers with scalability and agility, Kohler is dedicated to meeting the data center industry’s power needs with a dedicated service team. Kohler launched its Global Power Partners program earlier this year, which delivers 24/7 ongoing and tailored support for data center clients that require the power solutions capable of helping build tomorrow’s data landscape.
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