CoreSite, a hybrid IT solutions provider and subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, has published its 2021 Sustainability Report and joined the Infrastructure Masons Climate Accord (ICA) to reduce carbon in its digital infrastructure materials, products and power.
The company’s sustainability program centres around building and augmenting three cornerstones: efficient data centres with high-performance connectivity to enable customers to significantly reduce their overall data centre footprint and dramatically lower their costs and energy consumption; a culture of responsibility, transparency, innovation and operational excellence in which all CoreSite colleagues can achieve success and experience career growth; and communities of customers who work seamlessly with each other to be more effective within a single campus, thus unlocking value with minimal footprint and in a highly sustainable manner.
“CoreSite remains committed to being a reliable partner, people-centered and efficiency-focused company,” said Juan Font, President of CoreSite and SVP of U.S. Tower. “I am proud of what our team has been able to accomplish over the last year to further our sustainability journey. As members of the Infrastructure Masons Climate Accord, we look forward to collaborating with our industry peers to find ways to enhance our sustainability initiatives as well as improve the tracking and reporting of key sustainability markers.”
In addition to CoreSite’s corporate sustainability efforts, the company is now part of the ICA, which includes hyperscale companies AWS, Google, Meta and Microsoft, representing some of the largest digital infrastructure portfolios in the world, and more than 40 colocation data centre providers, product, service and investment firms that fund, build and operate the foundation and drive the supply chain.
“We established iMasons to unite the builders of the digital age,” said Dean Nelson, Chairman and Founder of Infrastructure Masons. “The ICA represents an unprecedented collaboration between leading digital infrastructure companies to accelerate our journey to carbon neutrality. Today, we are combining forces to compound the efforts of these firms to make meaningful and sustained progress toward that goal.”
In 2021, CoreSite hit significant milestones on their way to greater efficiency and sustainability, including achieving power utilisation effectiveness of 1.39 compared to 1.42 in 2020; entering into a 100 per cent total renewable generation program at its Reston Colocation Data Center (VA3); and decreasing its carbon intensity per million dollars of revenue and per net rentable square foot compared to 2020, while expanding its operational footprint.