Google: Google partners with Purdue University for low-carbon data center construction

Jun 01, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Google has partnered with Purdue University, Indiana, on a project exploring the use of AI in designing low-carbon data centers and other industrial buildings. The project will deploy AI to explore new materials, technologies, and design strategies that can potentially reduce the carbon footprint of new builds.

“Google is committed to using AI to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change,” said Ben Townsend, the search giant’s global head of infrastructure and sustainability. “We are excited to partner with Purdue University on this important research project, which has the potential to accelerate the adoption of low-carbon building practices in the industrial sector.”

“By combining Purdue’s expertise in engineering and building science with Google’s cutting-edge AI capabilities, we aim to develop innovative solutions that can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of industrial buildings,” said Travis Horton, a professor in Purdue’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering.“This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to sustainability and our belief in the transformative potential of AI.”