How do we transition the data center industry towards a net zero carbon future?


Data centres are the backbone to much of our economic, commercial, and social lives. As more users and businesses go digital, and more advanced technologies using AI enter the market, the need for effective information processing is growing. And even though data centers still have a long way to go in terms of reaching carbon neutrality, many organisations work hard to change this. This week, the Danish data center industry gathered to celebrate those innovations, cutting-edge technologies, partnerships, projects, and teams that push the green agenda for data centers and inspire the rest of the industry.

Data centres are energy and resource intensive and decarbonizing the industry is no easy task. But data centers have also been part of the solution to several challenges; the amount of traveling can be minimized with today’s online resources and many processes have been streamlined resulting in lower CO₂-emissions. So, while the challenges are many, the opportunities are too. 

On May 22, 2023, the Danish Data Center Industry hosted an event to celebrate outstanding achievements of the regional data center industry in Denmark, highlighting great innovations, technologies, projects, and partnerships that have taken great strides in the transition towards a sustainable future for data centers.

As Lead partner to the event, we congratulate the winners within each of the five categories:

Sustainable Data Center Project: Aeven

Technology Innovation: GlobalConnect

Construction Team: Aarsleff

Contribution to Society: Meta

Young Talent: Kornelija Tunaityte, Suir Engineering

The award show took place alongside the Data Centers Denmark conference, which also seeks to tackle the pressing issue of escalating data center energy usage in the world.

With the right mindset, projects, and partnerships in place, the way is paved for building and operating sustainable data centers. 

Find more inspiration by reading our four point check list for sustainable data centers: 4 ways to make data centers more sustainable.

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Rasmus Brandt
Associate Project Director
Industry and Data Centres, Denmark

Tel: +45 56401735