iM Data Centers, a manufacturer of modular data centres shaping the future of IT infrastructure, has joined the iMasons Climate Accord (ICA), becoming part of a historic cooperative of companies committed to reducing carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products, and power.
As a company committed to redefining sustainability in the data centre, eliminating unnecessary resource depletion, integrating renewable energy and more across its entire spectrum of design, engineering, processes and products, iM Data Centers says that its participation in this accord aligns with its own dedications to ESG as a core pillar of operations.
“We established iMasons to unite the builders of the digital age,” said Dean Nelson, chairman and founder of iMasons. “The ICA represents an unprecedented collaboration between leading digital infrastructure companies to accelerate our journey to carbon neutrality. We are uniting to coordinate and multiply the efforts of the ICA firms to make meaningful and sustained progress toward that goal, and we are thrilled to welcome iM Data Centers into the accord.”
In 2021, seven million data centres worldwide represented 105 gigawatts of power capacity, consuming 594 terawatt hours of energy, reports iMasons. This equates to 2.4 per cent of global energy consumption. Currently, there is no universal labeling system or mechanism to measure embodied carbon over the life of the materials used to build data centre facilities or the products that fill them.
“It is essential that we have an open standard to report carbon in data centre materials, products and power consumption methods,” commented Michael Roark, founder and CEO of iM Data Centers. “Without it, there are no real, meaningful metrics to inform our contribution or direction, making progress difficult. iM has built its solutions to deliver quality, sustainable innovation while sincerely helping the planet and its residents. Our ESG initiatives include tracking detailed measurements and results for Climate Risk Reduction & Resilience, Land & Water Health, Waste Reduction, Economic & Community Improvement and Supply Chain Management. Still, there is so much we must do – and it must be done now. We are honored to be a part of the ICA and to join together with similarly dedicated entities in this industry, and we look forward to our collective journey.”