Sustainability initiatives at our state-of-the-art data centres

Our bespoke solutions perfectly meet the needs of any sector, whatever its data centre requirements.

Our green credentials

We have always been proud of our green credentials and our commitment to offering the very best in environmental efficiency since we designed and built our flagship London/south east data centre facility in 2013. As we grow, sustainability is firmly embedded into our technical planning processes for all future developments.

Our innovative environmentally efficient data centres are backed by UBS Asset Management and underpinned by our environmentally efficient infrastructure and operations. Our colocation facilities support responsible long-term growth, while helping our clients and partners to achieve their ESG goals.

Our environmental accreditations

Datum’s credentials as a green data centre are supported by a range of accreditations and demonstrate our ability to deliver a secure and energy efficient environment for our clients’ critical IT infrastructures:

  • ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management
  • EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres
  • ISO 50001:2018 accreditation for Energy Management
  • GRESB rating (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) – four stars

Our sustainability initiatives in more focus

We have always been committed to maximising energy efficiency at our data centres to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. All new developments (including MCR2 and FRN2 – two brand new data centres that will be completed by 2024/2025) will meet our existing sustainability standards:

  • 100% renewable energy and full carbon offset
  • HVO used in backup generators
  • Minimising water consumption/use of polluting liquids
  • Carbon Impact Assessment to analyse the carbon embodied in site construction
  • Solar PV panels in new developments
  • Energy efficient cooling – high efficiency free cooling chillers
  • Heat re-use capabilities to facilitate a district heat network to a nearby housing estate
  • Battery storage – which enables the facility to store electricity from the national grid at times of low demand, acting as a reserve during peak tariff times and reducing the facility’s carbon footprint

Our backer (UBS Asset Management) has a well-established and published net zero roadmap and is a signatory of the Net Zero Asset Managers Alliance (NZAOA). Our data centres (current and future) could only become part of their portfolio because they comply with their stringent sustainability requirements.

We also take part in the GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) assessment process and have received a rating of four stars. GRESB is a standardised framework for evaluating and comparing the sustainability efforts of different entities.

Let’s talk

With our innovative data centres and environmentally conscious infrastructure, we strive to provide a platform for sustainable development to our clients and partners. Get in touch with us today to learn how our environmentally efficient data centres can help you to achieve your sustainability targets, while providing state-of-the-art colocation services.