CyrusOne Expands Data Center Efficiency Tech for Water Conservation - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency  -  November 18, 2021

CyrusOne Expands Data Center Efficiency

CyrusOne reported in its 2021 Sustainability Report a detailed look at a water conservation strategy in its data centers that demonstrates how energy efficiency and water efficiency in tech are tied.

The data center tested out an efficiency process that reduced the amount of energy used in the test data center and thus the amount of water needed to keep the systems running at a cool enough level. Such retrofits and energy upgrades were conducted at its least efficient facilities to maximize results.

The company’s sustainability report said that CyrusOne received the Three Green Globes Building Designation for its Aurora I and II data centers outside Chicago for energy efficiency gains in construction and operation. The report also includes an assessment of CyrusOne’s climate risk, including carbon pricing analysis and future flood risk.

“I am proud of the progress CyrusOne has made over the past year as we continue to invest in and build the data centers of the future. This report demonstrates how CyrusOne improved global operations while simultaneously making important progress in our ongoing commitment to reach net-zero carbon. We fully recognize the importance of our sustainability mission, from expanding renewable electricity resources and scaling our industry-leading water conservation efforts to providing supportive workplaces for a talented, diverse team and promoting equity in our supply chain,” David Ferdman, interim president & chief executive officer of CyrusOne, said in a statement. “While we have made great strides over the past year, we also recognize that there is much more to be done. I look forward to working with our team and partners to accelerate our conservation and diversity initiatives in the coming year.”

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