BREEAM, supported by datacentre specialist Keysource, has released a survey report designed to answer some of the most important industry questions around sustainability in the data centre industry. ‘Datacentres – The Sustainability Gap aims to improve understanding of how the BREEAM Data Centres Annex could bring value to the industry.
A number of key developments in the sector mean that sustainability is increasingly high on the agenda and at Keysource we are seeing a significant shift in attitude. It started as companies began to see real cost benefits as a result of changing to more efficient cooling and power solutions and continued as they faced the reality of fines and penalties. This coincided with a groundswell of public awareness around the impact of businesses on the environment with high profile campaigns from organisations including Microsoft and LinkedIn.