The recent transition of industries towards renewable energy means that scope 3 emissions have become the largest contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a data center. According to Schneider Electric, Scope 3 emissions represent 38-69% of the world’s total carbon footprint.
While the category of greenhouse gas emissions is one of the least understood, quantifying Scope 3 emissions is one of the most important tasks to meet sustainability standards.
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That’s why Schneider Electric created the Data Center Lifecycle CO2e Calculator, the first tool in the country that accurately estimates the total carbon footprint of data centers, including Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
How does the calculator work?
This tool is designed to calculate the life cycle carbon footprint of a data center. This tool breaks down emissions by scope and also by IT and physical infrastructure characteristics.
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It allows the user to drill down on attributes to get details on specific domains that the data center operator has identified as priority areas. Scope 3 emissions vary with IT life cycle and physical infrastructure characteristics; Therefore, the tool also offers annual information to provide expectations for deployment in the current and future years.
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“Our Lifecycle CO2e TradeOff calculator will allow Data Center operators to start measuring their emissions more effectively. They will also have conditions to reduce the main contributors of embodied carbon with digital tools,” said Rafael Segrera, president for the Americas. in the South of Schneider Electric.