More data centers are transitioning to renewable energy sources. As this happens, Scope 3 becomes a data center’s largest contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As this category of emissions is also the least reported and understood, quantifying Scope 3 emissions is one of the most important issues the industry is facing.
In this paper you will be able to:
- Gain a deeper understanding into Scope 3 GHG emissions in data centers
- Utilize assessment tools and calculators to estimate a data center's carbon footprint, which can be useful for organizations looking to measure and reduce their environmental impact
- Identify best practices for reducing emissions and learn more about insights into the embodied carbon of capital goods, which represent the majority of a data center’s Scope 3 emissions
- Explore the future of data centers, discussing the role of IT and facility infrastructure in the embodied carbon profile over time