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Towards a Sustainable Digital Future: SDIA's Vision for the EU's Data Center Rating Scheme
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19 Jan 2024

Towards a Sustainable Digital Future: SDIA's Vision for the EU's Data Center Rating Scheme

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Max Schulze
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In a progressive move to align digital infrastructure with environmental sustainability, the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA) has recently shared its insights on the European Union's proposed rating scheme for data centers. Central to SDIA's feedback is the advocacy for robust sustainability indicators that measure beyond mere resource consumption, to include the environmental impact of IT equipment and network operations. The Alliance stresses the urgency of adopting shorter timelines for reporting, to keep pace with the rapid growth of digital infrastructure.

SDIA's recommendations push for unparalleled transparency in the disclosure of data center environmental performance. This bold step towards open data is envisioned to empower research, foster accountability, and drive the digital economy towards greener practices. By urging for comprehensive metrics and timely data sharing, SDIA aims to refine the EU's initiative, ensuring it not only meets but exceeds its sustainability objectives. This feedback from SDIA is a clarion call for a collaborative approach to crafting a sustainable digital age, reflecting a deep commitment to ecological stewardship within the tech landscape.

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