Companies of all sizes worldwide are placing emphasis on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives, and data centers are no exception. Providers of critical digital infrastructure are striving to lower PUE and increase efficiency due to a combination of local regulations requiring more environmentally sound practices, customer demand and their own sustainability goals.

Many advancements are being made to reduce the use of water, power and cooling within data centers, which are used on a daily basis. Backup power sources are used much less frequently — less than 12 hours per year. However, operators can dramatically impact sustainability goals by adopting more innovative practices.