The data center industry is thriving, but all too often, our planet and society are paying the price.

Businesses are struggling to implement plans to reduce CO2 emissions to zero by 2050. Data have indicated that in Frankfurt, even before the acceleration in digital transformation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, data centers were already consuming 20% of all electricity. In addition, the construction business was already responsible for more than 30% of the global CO2 emissions.

The demand for data centers is growing exponentially, and the problems such as higher CO2 emission and energy consumption are increasing with it. But it does not need to be this way. We can flatten the curve. 

At NDC, we have demonstrated how it is possible to build sustainable data centers with (a) higher cooling efficiency and power density, while (b) reducing building size by up to 50%, (c) using recyclable building materials, and (d) implementing extreme scheduling procedures. All of which reduce CO2 emissions during construction while enhancing the economic benefits.

The last thing we want to do now is to build assets that are non-lasting, that fall into misuse and get left over for our children to deal with within a couple of decades.

These are just some of our thoughts for the future that we want to share with you, but for now… we wish you a serene and healthy Easter!