CyrusOne, a global data center real estate investment trust (REIT), published its 2020 sustainability report, which highlights progress toward its sustainability goals and the company’s emphasis on building data centers designed for a sustainable future.
Reduce the environmental impact of facilities
The CyrusOne 2020 Sustainability Report shares sustainability progress and initiatives, encompassing energy and carbon, water, habitat, social responsibility, and corporate governance. The report also has details about energy-efficient building design, the goal of carbon zero by 2040, onsite habitat improvement.
Bruce W. Duncan, President, and Chief Executive Officer at CyrusOne said,
“As one of the largest colocation data center companies in the world, we have a responsibility to reduce the environmental impact that our facilities create and provide solutions compatible with a sustainable future. Our goal at CyrusOne is to empower our customers with creative solutions that help them scale new technology solutions while reducing our collective environmental footprint.”
Additionally, the report gives detailed information about CyrusOne’s largest colocation data center campus in Chandler, Arizona. This facility that is located in an extremely high water-stressed area restored 40% more water than the facility used in 2019, creating a net addition of water to the community.
Kyle Myers, Director of Environmental Health, Safety, and Sustainability, at CyrusOne, said,
“With our initial Sustainability Report, we focused on transparency, taking a comprehensive view in evaluating our environmental footprint. Traditionally, the industry focus is on PUE, without taking the massive water usage needed to offset this number into consideration, which is why we place a high emphasis on all types of natural resources to evaluate a comprehensive global impact.”