nZero, the 24/7 carbon tracking platform that measures energy, emissions and utility information, is now enabling T5 Data Centers and three other leading data center providers to be the first in their industry to offer transparent and accurate data of their carbon footprint to better inform their own and their clients’ sustainability strategy and goals.
Data centers are the power plants of our modern world. Every time an email is sent, a video is watched or an internet link is clicked, data centers are activated, making them among the largest users of energy globally, and depending on how that energy is produced, significant carbon is released into the environment. With nZero’s 24/7 tracking, how, where and when energy is consumed can be measured with the greatest accuracy, allowing these data centers and their clients to establish a more environmentally conscious path forward and reduce their carbon emissions.
According to a 2021 survey from Boston Consulting Group GAMMA, organizations estimated a 30-40% error rate in their emissions reporting driven in large part by the difficulties in collecting key data, and data centers are no exception. nZero allows these four data center providers to track their carbon footprint hour-by-hour, seeing how customer energy consumption and the electric generation deployed to support it varies, as well as if the energy is coming from renewable or non-renewable sources. This allows for inefficiencies in operations and infrastructure to be recognized and helps identify equipment that needs to be replaced. If data centers are in regulated energy markets, for example, nZero also makes sure the best tariff is utilized and energy mix optimized. All of this data captured is invaluable for data center clients to better understand how IT usage impacts their carbon footprint and as a result make smarter, greener decisions for their businesses.
“Many data centers claim to be 100% green but until they are measuring 24/7 carbon intensity, it’s hard to back-up that claim. We see too many companies get caught up in receiving inaccurate emissions data or not capturing it often enough, but through our 24/7 tracking technology, we’re enabling leaders to be less concerned with data gathering and more concerned with change, because you can’t change what you can’t measure,” said Adam Kramer, CEO of nZero. “We’re excited to help T5 Data Centers create a new standard for their industry and enable clients to more easily access the data they need to reach carbon-free energy goals.”
Furthering efficiencies in measuring their carbon footprint, the nZero platform enables each of the data centers to sync all of their utility data, inclusive of water and gas usage, to provide a unified view of their emissions and then connects it to the center’s financial data. This eliminates the vast amounts of time and dollars spent trying to centralize, manage and understand their utility data and allows these resources to be reallocated toward action and implementing positive change.
“At T5, we have the unique perspective of being both a facilities management service provider and a data center owner,” said Craig McKesson, T5’s Chief Customer and Marketing Officer. “Implementing nZero will finally enable us to efficiently and effectively baseline our ESG data and thus enable us to measure the overall impact of our carbon reduction initiatives while also providing our customers with a transparent, real-time view into their usage patterns.”
To learn more about nZero or become a client, visit https://www.nzero.com/.
nZero was founded with the mission to help companies, cities and communities achieve their climate goals by operationalizing energy, financial and GhG emissions data. The company’s innovation solutions like Carbon Tools™ and Energy Tracker™ measure energy, emission and utility information in real-time, empowering customers to spend less time, energy and money on data tracking and focus on taking action, because you can’t change what you can’t measure.
T5 Data Centers (T5) is your full lifecycle data center partner. We provide customized build-to-suit, wholesale turnkey or powered shell data centers, critical facility construction, and ongoing facility management and operations services. As the industry’s only full lifecycle provider, T5 offers customers critical facility construction and its Uptime Award Winning facility management and operations services. T5 currently operates over 500 MW of critical load across 50 data centers and offers turnkey solutions in 9 U.S. markets.
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