i3 Solutions Group and EYPMCF launches DC sustainability white paper

i3 Solutions Group and EYPMCF launches DC sustainability white paper

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The i3 Solutions Group and EYP Mission Critical Facilities Inc. (EYPMCF) have issued the first in a series of white papers providing detailed technical analysis for data centre operators as they move to carbon net-zero operations.

The white papers aims to provide support and insights into the factors associated with the technology options currently available to the sector for lowering the carbon footprint of data centre operations.

It covers how targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increasing revenue-generating opportunities are not mutually exclusive objectives.

“With Government regulation driving data centre owners to consider the impact of their businesses on climate change, the drivers for change incorporate a wide range of financial, operational and environmental elements,” said report author, Ed Ansett, CEng, FIET, FBCS, Founder and Chairman of i3 Solutions Group.

“This includes the commercial imperative as end-users demand reduced costs and carbon neutrality. The purpose of this series of white papers is to help inform decision making as data centre owners play their part in reducing and removing greenhouse gas emissions in order to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.”

The company revealed that the first paper provides insight into areas including Demand Side Response, Data Centre Power Generation, Energy Storage and Sustainable Energy Trading, as well as System Selection criteria such as Sustainability Performance Indices (SPIs).

The i3 EYP MCF GHG Abatement Group was established to deliver a practical roadmap toward GHG abatement and carbon net-zero data centres by 2030 and was formed earlier this year.

Future white papers in the series will assess the technical, sustainability and financial considerations associated with a range of topics including:

  • Assessment and application of gas reciprocating engines and turbines

  • Assessment and application of fuel cells to data centres

  • Demand response opportunities for data centre embedded generation and storage systems

  • GHG reduction with blended hydrogen and natural gas generation

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