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Environmental Impact Award

Cat. #10, ESG Impact Categories

This category is open to any type of data center project or technological innovation within the data center where the primary goal has been to reduce the overall environmental impact of a data center. Entries can include projects that have reduced water consumption, e-waste or other materials and resources, circularity initiatives in their many forms and examples of sustainable construction.

The project/initiative must have been completed between 1st September 2022 and 1st September 2023.

The judging panel will be looking to shortlist projects that are able to demonstrate robust evidence of the effectiveness of their initiatives and strategies with data before and after implementation, using recognised industry metrics and analysis.

Judging criteria

(1) Execution / (2) Innovation / (3) Outcomes / (4) Wider Impact

Who can enter?

Projects can be submitted from global data center operators, end-users or other value chain partners.

Vendors, consulting engineers and contractors can be primary entrants so long as they have permission from the end-user client to name the project and share details. All listed partners will be acknowledged in publicity associated with the entry but the end-user/operator will be the primary recipient.

Last year's category finalists were: