Tackling Greenhouse Gases

A comprehensive sustainability strategy for data center operators includes a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal that encompasses Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, addressing data center operations and critical suppliers.

A data center GHG emissions reduction plan should optimize and minimize energy consumption and focus on the procurement of renewable or zeroemissions energy to supply the data center. Executive support for staffing and resources to execute the plan is critical.

This report is part of a larger series titled "Digital infrastructure sustainability – a manager’s guide" and focuses on owned data center operations, including enterprise, colocation facilities, and cloud operations (Scope 1 and 2); IT operations in colocation data centers (Scope 2 and 3); and IT workloads running in public cloud facilities (Scope 3).

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.