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Sustainability Services

For over a decade, Uptime Institute has been a leader in helping organizations become more environmentally sustainable by reducing the environmental impact of their IT infrastructure and operations.

Today, the environmental sustainability of data center operations has come into focus as a key concern across the industry. Regulators, customers, partners, and investors all are asking for assurances – and increasingly evidence – to show that the digital infrastructure we all rely upon is being designed and operated in a sustainable way.

Regulatory bodies worldwide have passed more than 2,000 pieces of climate-related regulation to date, and many more are on the way. These pieces of legislation, combined with hundreds of industry standards and customer mandates, are driving a clear message.

Organizations need to act now to implement programs that can deliver meaningful contributions to the reduction of green-house gases, efficient use of power and water resources, implementation of equipment recycling initiatives and lower their overall impact on the environment.

Call us today to see how we can help you manage the environmental impact of your digital infrastructure, while preserving its reliability and resiliency.


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Digital Infrastructure Executive Advisory Report Series

We recently announced our latest report series titled "Digital infrastructure sustainability – a manager’s guide" and released the first installment: “Creating a sustainability strategy.” 

This series is the latest in Uptime’s ongoing – and expanding – efforts to inform, guide and support sustainability efforts within the digital infrastructure sector.  Together, these reports serve as a critical resource data center owners and operators can use to establish and implement an effective sustainability strategy.

Download executive summaries of each report as they’re released and register for their accompanying webinar sessions over the coming months.

Report: Creating a Sustainability Strategy

This report defines the key elements to include in a sustainability strategy, the actions necessary for a successful implementation, and the processes required to measure progress against goals and objectives.

Report: Reducing the Energy Footprint

The first objective of a sustainability plan is to minimize energy use through efficiency measures. Further benefits will be realized by replacing electricity from nonrenewable sources with renewably generated energy.

Report: Tackling Greenhouse Gases

Operators of digital infrastructure must have a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal that takes into account Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions — and they must report these reductions in accordance with agreed policy.

Report: IT Efficiency: The Critical Core of Digital Sustainability

A digital sustainability strategy should incorporate both the facilities and IT operations, even for colocation operators. This report covers strategies, software tools and metrics that can help drive up IT efficiency.

Report: Digital Infrastructure Sustainability: Navigating Regulations and Standards

Data centers are subject to an expanding set of sustainability requirements covering the measurement and reporting of environmental impact, equipment and system energy efficiency, and adherence to circular economy and sustainable building design principles. Currently, most are voluntary but will increasingly be
mandated. Operators need to prepare to meet these requirements.

Report: Three Sustainability Elements: Water, the Circular Economy and Siting

This report discusses three important elements of the sustainability strategy: water use; siting, including design and certification; and reuse, disposal, and recycling. Addressing these elements can significantly reduce the environmental impact of digital infrastructure.

Document: "Glossary of Digital Infrastructure Sustainability"

This document explains the key terms used by those defining, regulating, and applying digital infrastructure sustainability strategies.

Learn about our Sustainability Services Offerings

Uptime Institute Education

Today's global economy requires deep expertise and skill in digital infrastructure sustainability, and demand will only continue to grow.

Our Accredited Sustainability Advisor (ASA) course delivers the fundamental knowledge of sustainability concepts, industry trends, and regulations as well as the practical skills you need to develop and implement a comprehensive world-class data center sustainability program.

Uptime Institute Membership

Uptime Institute Membership is the premiere community of end-user professionals responsible for the development, management, and operation of sustainable and resilient data center infrastructure and systems.

Sustainability Consulting Services

Uptime Institute sustainability experts have advised the largest digital infrastructure owners and operators, the most advanced vendors and equipment manufacturers and the leading policy makers and regulators to design, build, operate and optimize sustainable digital infrastructure around the world.

Our sustainability consulting services provide a means to tap into our team's expertise to help accelerate your sustainability initiatives.  

Efficient IT Assessment

Our Efficient IT Assessment is a holistic evaluation of enterprise IT organizations, focused on reducing waste, improving financial controls, and lowering carbon emissions.

Customers of our Efficient IT Assessment have seen dramatic long-term savings in operational expenditures and significant increases in asset utilization, helping them see an immediate ROI on their investment, while also meeting their goals on corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability.

Meet The Team

Uptime Institute employs expert staff around the world to provide strategic guidance on sustainability best practices, as well as the practical expertise necessary to implement those strategies across your entire digital infrastructure estate.
Jay Dietrich is the Research Director of Sustainability at Uptime Institute. Dietrich looks beyond the hype to analyze the transformations required in energy and IT systems, data centers and software management systems, and intra-organizational collaboration, both within and between companies, to deliver sustainable data center operations.
Jay Dietrich
Research Director of Sustainability
Dr. Tomas Rahkonen is the Research Director of Distributed Data Centers at Uptime Institute. Rahkonen has spent the last 25 years in positions within the telecommunications, mobile communications, and data center sectors globally, and most recently served as the CTO of Flexenclosure, where he managed the design and delivery of prefab data centers across four continents.
Dr. Tomas Rahkonen
Research Director of Distributed Data Centers
Andy Lawrence is a founding member and the Executive Director of Research for Uptime Institute Intelligence, which analyzes and explains trends shaping the critical infrastructure industry. He has extensive experience analyzing developments in IT, emerging technologies, data centers and infrastructure, and advising companies on technical and business strategies.
Andy Lawrence
Executive Director of Research
Dr. Owen Rogers has been researching the economics of cloud for over a decade as a product manager, a PhD candidate and an industry analyst. Rogers covers all areas of cloud, including economics, sustainability, hybrid infrastructure, quantum computing and edge.
Dr. Owen Rogers
Research Director for Cloud Computing
Daniel Bizo serves as Research Director at Uptime Institute. Over the past 15 years, he has covered the business and technology of enterprise IT and infrastructure in various roles, the past ten years as an industry analyst and advisor. His research includes sustainability, operations, and energy efficiency within the data center, on topics like emerging battery technologies, thermal operation guidelines, and processor chip technology.
Daniel Bizo
Research Director

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