The Asia Pacific data centre market is one of the fastest developing regions and is on track to become the world’s largest over the next decade. Explosive growth in data centre demand across the region, however, has deepened the sector’s environmental impact.
Leaders in the data centre industry have responded by becoming powerful voices for sustainable change and as per a recent webinar on Data Centres in Australia Driving the Sustainability Agenda, they are interested more in collaborating than competing and agree that newer standards and gauges can unlock the next green wave of impact and value.
Data centres have traditionally relied on Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) as the sustainability metric of choice. While substantial improvements in PUE standards have been made over the years, measuring PUE alone fails to capture the full environmental impact of data centres.
In this report, we explore how PUE, in combination with Water Usage Efficiency (WUE) and Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE) can form a more holistic measure of sustainability performance.