Demand for data centers increases as modern living becomes more digitized, using incredible amounts of energy. Supplying uninterrupted power to data centers 100% of the time is critical. Data centers must reduce their climate footprint if we are to mitigate climate change. Truthfully, with data centers, critical power is fueled by diesel generators, and reaching 100% renewable energy isn’t possible.
Data centers use comes at a cost to the environment. Data centers use an estimated 200 terawatt-hours each year, more than the annual energy consumption of some small countries. They also contribute to overall global and carbon emissions, with a predicted increase of 20% of global electricity demand by 2030. Essentially, data centers must implement environmental innovations to reduce the carbon footprint of data centers.
The global data center cooling market size is expected to grow at a CAGR, or Compound Annual Growth Rate, of 3% over the period of 2019-2025. The United States dominates the global data center cooling industry with more than 135 facilities and investments accounting for 15-20% of the industry.
MIRATECH Corporation successfully completed its global webinar series on the conversation of Data Center Emission Trends & Tier V, on December 15. The webinar was conducted via GoToWebinar and drew large virtual audiences to discuss data center emission trends and how Tier V level diesel generators can provide cleaner power to facilities than grid power.
A recent research report covering the “Data Center Accelerator Market” status with detail into worldwide regions, perspectives of manufacturers, product types and end industries has identified increased demand in the worldwide Data Center Accelerator market due to the impact from COVID-19.
The mini data center market size is anticipated to grow by 3.35 billion USD during 2020-2024, as the need for data center infrastructure grows. The benefits of mini data centers are substantial, they are cost-effective, flexible, and scalable and have capabilities that extend from one single rack with integrated power to multiple racks that can be installed in commercial spaces.
Environmental sustainability helps attract customers and employees, CEO says
Reported recently in the Wall Street Journal by author Sara Castellanos, renewable energy is top of mind for Charles Meyers, chief executive of data-center landlord Equinix Inc., largely due to the fact that environmental sustainability helps attract customers and talent.
California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) was created to improve access to quality healthcare for Californians. OSHPD has made health care building preparedness a priority in the event of future, strong earthquakes.
OSHPD provides a framework including:
- Training and Resources
- Codes and Regulations
- Seismic Compliance and Safety
- Hostpital Inspection Services, and
- Hospital Building Safety Board
Among the concerns beyond building collapse is the emergency back-up power that MUST remain fully operational until restoration of the electrical grid.
Imagine if an earthquake hits a dense urban environment and the power infrastructure supporting trauma centers, hospitals and nursing homes collapses. Emergency power generators are the only option to allow facilities to remain operational to meet the needs of the patients (both in house and in coming) and staff.
Those generators and the supporting components must perform quickly and dependably and should meet the standards set by OSHPD. The Rypos diesel particulate filter is OSP seismic certified and will provide clean, reliable and seismic tolerant emission control for emergency power systems.
Are you confident that the emergency power at your facility is OSPD and Rypos-ready if and when the next earth quake hits California?