We are “all in it together” when it comes to sustainability in the data center industry. Our latest Sustainability Report documents the progress we made on our sustainability journey in 2021, with these three cornerstones in mind:
You will probably recognize the ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) concepts associated with our approach to sustainability. We know that by being a good steward to our business, we can be a good steward to the environment and continue to make strides in our sustainability journey. To that end, CoreSite’s 2021 accomplishments include:
We also recently joined the Infrastructure Masons Climate Accord (ICA), a historic cooperative of more than 150 companies established in 2022 that is committed to reducing carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products and power. In our June 30, 2022 press release, President of CoreSite and SVP of U.S. Tower Juan Font said, “As members of the Infrastructure Masons Climate Accord, we look forward to collaborating with our industry peers to find ways to enhance our sustainability initiatives as well as improve the tracking and reporting of key sustainability markers.”
We are proud to be part of the ICA, which includes hyperscale companies AWS, Google, Meta and Microsoft, representing some of the largest digital infrastructure portfolios in the world. More than 40 colocation data center providers as well as product, service and investment firms that fund, build and operate the foundation and drive the supply chain also are ICA members.
The iMasons organization was established “to provide infrastructure executives and technical professionals an independent forum to connect, grow and give back.” Sustainability is one of the key tenets to their overall mission: to Unite the Builders of the Digital Age.
Forbes recently listed the top 10 tech trends in 2022 and included new energy solutions in that roster. Innovation is critical to every part of data center providers’ commitment to sustainability initiatives. It’s why we recently integrated magnetically levitated centrifugal compressors at BO1 and are using lithium ion batteries in CH2, our purpose-built colocation data center in downtown Chicago.
In addition to reviewing the new Sustainability Report, we invite you to see how we are implementing sustainability best practices in our facilities and are providing disclosures to customers, who are factoring sustainability more than ever into their choice of colocation services provider.
When you are ready, schedule a tour of a CoreSite data center near you, your customers and your digital ecosystem.
Vice President of Product Management
Ben Garrard is the Vice President of Product Management at CoreSite and brings over 15 years of industry experience.Read more from this author