Reducing the Energy Footprint

Energy consumption by data centers has a significant environmental impact — i.e., greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — and has a significant operating cost.

The first objective of a data center sustainability plan is to minimize energy use through conservation and efficiency measures — primarily by maximizing the IT work delivered per unit of energy used by the IT and facilities infrastructure.

This report is part of a larger series titled "Digital infrastructure sustainability – a manager’s guide" and focuses on best practices around tracking both facility and IT efficiency, building a measurement and reporting framework for energy use and increasing the amount of renewable electricity in the electricity supply to further environmental benefits.

Fill out the form to download a free 8-page executive summary of this report.  Uptime Institute Members get access to the full report.

We will also be presenting portions of this report in a webinar on June 7th, 2022. You can register for this session or watch the on-demand recording here.

Report Authors:

  • Jay M. Dietrich, Research Director of Sustainability at Uptime Institute
  • Andy Lawrence, Executive Director of Research at Uptime Institute


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This complimentary report is an executive summary of a more detailed report available to Uptime Institute Members.

Uptime Institute Membership is the world’s largest group of data center owners and operators.  Members will have exclusive access to the complete contents of each installment of the report series upon release, while non-members will have access to executive summary copies.


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