Greening the Data Centre : Use your Purchasing Power

Adopting green criteria as part of the energy purchasing policy is an easy step - wind, wave or solar power does not need to be on site, it can be fed into the grid from anywhere from a ‘green’ energy supplier.

Furthermore, if enough companies move their business to green energy suppliers, the traditional energy companies will take notice and adopt more renewables.

As an organisation you could look to becoming carbon neutral through the purchase of Carbon Offsets.

Whilst there is some debate about the true value of tree planting projects, a wind farm project could save up 30,000 tonnes of carbon and these can be bought as carbon credits to match and neutralise your data centre’s own carbon emissions.