Electrification, decarbonization, and data centers — Oh, my!

Paving the road to carbon neutrality
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Sponsored by Danfoss
Presented by Patrick Drew

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define electrification.
  2. Forecast projected global average surface temperatures.
  3. Identify ways data center owners/operators can electrify their facilities.
  4. Discuss the impacts of electrification on climate change.


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Electrification is more than just a buzzword — it’s an environmental movement to achieve carbon neutrality. Replacing technologies that are powered by fossil fuels with technologies powered by renewable energy sources is a key ingredient in the decarbonization recipe. And, since data centers are one of the most energy-intensive types of buildings in the world — consuming between 10 and 50 times more energy per floor space than a typical building, according to the U.S. Department of Energy — electrifying the industry is a must.


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Patrick Drew came to CNet Training with over 24 years of experience in the industry. He has worked in various impressive roles from Network Engineer to Data Center Manager, covering Europe, North America and Asia. Now, Patrick is helping CNet spread the message about the importance of sustainability across the industry. He successfully completed the Business Sustainability Management program from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Patrick delivers CNet’s Level 5 Certified Data Centre Sustainability Professional (CDCSP®) program from the highly acclaimed Global Data Center Education Framework. He is also one of CNet’s dedicated Online Tutors, providing on-going support as part of the pre-class study and during CNet’s Distance Learning programs, including the Masters Degree in Data Center Leadership and Management, a qualification which he also holds.


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Originally published in June 2023