Ledger8760 is a 24/7 carbon tracking platform that measures energy, emissions, and utility information. They have announced that four leading data centers operators have signed up to track their carbon emissions. Aligned Data Centers, Corscale Data Centers, Ascent and T5 Data Centers will use Ledger8760 for more transparent, efficient and reliable digital carbon tracking and sustainability goal-setting.
Data centers are the power plants of our modern world. Every time an email is sent, a video is watched or an internet link is clicked, data centers are activated, making them among the largest users of energy globally, and depending on how that energy is produced, carbon may be released into the environment. With Ledger8760’s 24/7 tracking, how, where and when energy is consumed can be measured with the greatest accuracy, allowing these data centers and their customers to establish a more environmentally conscious path forward and reduce their carbon emissions.
Ledger8760 will enable these four data center providers to enhance their carbon tracking and measure the footprint hour-by-hour, seeing how customer energy consumption and the electric generation deployed to support it varies, as well as if the energy is coming from renewable or non-renewable sources. This allows for inefficiencies in operations and infrastructure to be recognized and helps identify equipment that needs to be replaced. If data centers are in regulated energy markets, for example, Ledger8760 also makes sure the best tariff is utilized and the energy mix is optimized. All of this data captured is invaluable for data center customers to better understand how IT usage impacts their carbon footprint and as a result make smarter, greener decisions for their businesses.
“Many data centers claim to be 100% green but until they are measuring 24/7 carbon intensity, it’s hard to back that up. We see too many companies get caught up in receiving inaccurate emissions data or not capturing it often enough, but through our 24/7 tracking technology, we’re enabling leaders to be less concerned with data gathering and more concerned with change, because you can’t change what you can’t measure,” said Adam Kramer, CEO of Ledger8760. “We’re excited to help these data centers create a new standard for their industry and enable customers to more easily access the data they need to reach carbon-free energy goals.”
“Aligned has been committed to solving data center infrastructure, energy consumption and water usage challenges since its inception,” says Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned Data Centers. “Building on our ESG strategy marked by historic sustainability-linked financing, ultra-efficient cooling technologies, and a new standard for waterless data centers, providing carbon transparency for our customers was a natural progression. Partnering with Ledger8760 powers our platform with real-time, accurate and actionable data our customers can leverage to make more informed business decisions and reduce their overall environmental impact.”
Furthering efficiencies in measuring their carbon footprint, the Ledger8760 platform enables each of the data centers to sync all their utility data, inclusive of water and gas usage, to provide a unified view of their emissions and then connects it to the center’s financial data. This eliminates the vast amounts of time and dollars spent trying to centralize, manage and understand their utility data and allows these resources to be reallocated toward action and implementing positive change.
“At T5, we have the unique perspective of being both a facilities management service provider and a data center owner,” said Craig McKesson, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer at T5. “Implementing Ledger8760 will finally enable us to efficiently and effectively baseline our ESG data and thus enable us to measure the overall impact of our carbon reduction initiatives while also providing our customers with a transparent, real-time view into their usage patterns.”