A Carbon Footprint refers to the amount of carbon dioxide a person or thing produces. A data center or colo facility that embraces green practices like LEED building standards may help companies reduce their carbon footprint.
From the ground-up construction of a new building to ongoing facilities management and green data center energy management decisions, a company’s carbon footprint is influenced by a broad range of factors. According to energy experts, the most effective way for an organization to reduce its carbon footprint is to cut the amount of energy required for effective operation, and/or to shift from carbon-producing fuels to green, renewable energy. Companies may also benefit from increased efficiencies using advanced technologies or streamlines processes.