iM Data Centers joins iMasons Climate Accord
When we think about where data centers and critical IT infrastructure are headed, there is little we can predict. However, with the current state of ESG priorities being what it is on both the customer and supplier side, greener and more sustainable solutions are practically a given. There is strong pressure to create infrastructures that reduce their impact on global environments and climates, and the iMason Climate Accord was a big step forward in answering that call.
So it’s only natural that iM data centersa manufacturer of modular data centers that are shaping the future of IT infrastructure and a company passionate about sustainability, is expected to join this historic collaboration.
The Climate Accord represents a historic cooperative of companies committed to reducing carbon in digital infrastructure materials, products and energy. iM, both in iM data centers and in its data center and IT services branch Critical IM, has prioritized eliminating unnecessary depletion of natural resources, integrating renewable energy and more across the full spectrum of design, engineering, process and product. These companies have proven their commitment to redefining sustainability in the data center, which means iM Data Centers’ participation in the iMasons Climate Accord aligns perfectly with its own commitments to ESG overall. of its operations.
“It’s critical that we have an open standard to account for carbon in data center materials, products and energy consumption methods,” comments Michael Roark, Founder and CEO of iM Data Centers. “Without it, there are no real, meaningful metrics to inform our contribution or direction, which makes progress difficult. iM has built its solutions to deliver quality, sustainable innovation while sincerely helping the planet and Our ESG initiatives include tracking detailed metrics and results for climate risk reduction and resilience, land and water health, waste reduction, economic and community improvement, and supply chain. Yet there is so much we need to do – and it needs to be done now. We are honored to be part of the ICA and to partner with such dedicated entities in this industry, and we look forward to our collective journey.
iMasons reported that in 2021, 7 million data centers worldwide accounted for 105 GW of electrical capacity, consuming 594 TWh of energy, which is equivalent to 2.4% of global energy consumption. These data further underscore the critical need for a universal labeling system or mechanism to measure embodied carbon throughout the life of data center materials and products.
“We created iMasons to unite builders in the digital age,” said Dean Nelson, President and Founder of Infrastructure Masons. “The iMasons climate agreement represents an unprecedented collaboration between leading digital infrastructure companies to accelerate our journey to carbon neutrality. We come together to coordinate and multiply the efforts of ICA companies to make meaningful and sustained progress towards this goal, and we are delighted to welcome iM Data Centers to the agreement.
This announcement comes shortly after the release of Greener data, a visionary multi-authored book featuring the voices, stories and perspectives of key decision makers in the data center and network infrastructure industry. Michael Roark, founder and CEO of iM as well as a longtime naturalist, contributed to this book, sharing both his and his company’s perspective on ESG imperatives and solutions.
Visit imasons.org/climateaccord to learn more or to join the iMasons Climate Accord.