Latest sustainability publications

ESG and Data Centre Industry: Challenges and Trends

Environmental, sustainability, and governance (ESG) frameworks are growing in importance for the data centre industry, determining long-term strategies and even business success. ESG is a complex and technical topic that requires knowledge of architecture, technology hardware and software, as well as energy sourcing and usage. These frameworks also involve the intersection of a variety of… Read More

Data centre protests are on the rise, but are they effective?

Data centre projects are facing increasing opposition from local residents and community groups worldwide, leading to a rise in data centre protests. Protests against these projects often stem from concerns about their environmental impact, tax abatement schemes, demands on power grids and water supplies, and the visual footprint of enormous hyperscale facilities. Netherlands: Activists vs…. Read More

Climate tech boom in UK: A beacon of hope in the against climate change

In an era when climate change increasingly dominates global conversations, the UK is emerging as a powerhouse in the climate tech sector. Tech Nation’s Climate Tech Report 2022 revealed that despite a challenging investment environment, the UK has experienced significant growth in climate tech investments, bolstering its green economy. Investment Surge in Climate Tech With… Read More

AWS replaces diesel with vegetable oil for data centre backup generators

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it is transitioning data centre backup generators from diesel power to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). The first AWS data centres to adopt this eco-friendly change are located in Ireland and Sweden, within their European facilities. The company has plans to convert all backup generators at European data centre sites… Read More

Malaysia’s first Titanium+ tiered data centre: Hong Leong Bank earns top certification from GCI
Hong Leong Bank's (HLB) new data centre has received the highest green certification in Malaysia, Titanium+, from the Green Climate Initiative. The HLB data centre achieved Titanium+ certification by scoring 99 out of a possible 100 points on the GCI Certified Green Computing Facility (CGCF) Weighted Scorecard. The CGCF Program is a certification program based... Read More