CyrusOne: What does CyrusOne's most recent sustainability report reveal?

May 10, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

CyrusOne, a  founder and signatory of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, recently released its latest sustainability report, where it outlined its efforts to cut both Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions, and revealed it has hit its 2030 carbon reduction commitments eight years early and become water positive.

Three of its facilities (Chandler, Arizona; Carrollton, Texas; and Allen, Texas) and CyrusOne headquarters are now net water positive due to its increased use of "dry" facilities. It outlined: "Avoiding evaporative cooling results in a somewhat higher design PUE (power usage effectiveness) than could be achieved by 'burning' water instead of electricity, but it allows us to prepare for the future and mitigate the impacts data centers have on regional water supplies."

Moreover, the data center company, which operates over 50 facilities worldwide, has outlined that its four European data centers now operate using 100% renewable energy. Alongside achieving this goal, CyrusOne has also expanded its renewable electricity procurement. As outlined in the report, the company has achieved a seven-fold, year-on-year increase in renewable energy purchases in 2021, increasing from 59,000MWh to 420,000MWh. It also signed contracts enabling an additional 107 MWh of renewable power per year.

Speaking about this sustainability achievement, David Ferdman, president and CEO of CyrusOne, said: "In the face of a rapidly changing world, I'm proud of the work our team has done to keep pace with technological innovation, social movements, and sustainability. The future is coming quickly, and we are doing our best to make it a more just and sustainable one."