Member of Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact
In a significant stride towards a sustainable future, AQ Compute proudly announces its membership in the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, a visionary commitment supported by the European Commission and Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for the European Green Deal.
This pact, endorsed by over 100 data centre operators and trade associations, stands as a collective pledge to achieve climate neutrality by 2030, aligning with the broader goals of the European Green Deal aiming for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.
Commitment to sustainability:
AQ Compute joins industry leaders in the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, solidifying its commitment to crucial areas such as:
- By January 1, 2025, new data centres in cool climates commit to an annual PUE target of 1.3, and 1.4 for those in warm climates, operating at full capacity.
- Existing data centres will meet these targets by January 1, 2030.
- Targets apply to all data centres with a maximum IT power demand exceeding 50KW.
- Data centres commit to matching their electricity supply with clean energy.
- By December 31, 2025, 75% of electricity demand will be met by renewable energy or hourly carbon-free energy, reaching 100% by December 31, 2030.
- By January 1, 2025, new data centres in cool climates using potable water will target a maximum WUE of 0.4 L/kWh in water-stressed areas.
- WUE limits can be adjusted based on climate, stress, and water type to encourage sustainable water sources for cooling.
- Existing data centres replacing a cooling system must meet the WUE target by December 31, 2040.
- Data centres prioritize the reuse, repair, and recycling of servers, electrical equipment, and related components.
- Aiming for 100% reuse, repair, or recycling of used server equipment.
- Setting target percentages for repair and reuse by 2025.
Circular energy system:
- Data centre operators explore opportunities to reuse captured heat from new data centres in district heating systems and other users of heat.
- Representatives from data centre trade associations, signatory companies, and the European Commission will meet biannually to review the initiative’s status.
- Signatories will certify adherence by July 1, 2023, with adherence reported every four years.
Take a look into the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact to see the pact operators involved in this transformative journey towards a sustainable future.
AQ Compute’s commitment to these actions signifies its dedication to leading sustainable data centre practices. By participating in the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, AQ Compute plays a pivotal role in shaping a resilient and environmentally responsible digital infrastructure for Europe’s future.
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