What about a giant, clunky building is earth-friendly or sustainable? That is a great question. Less than five years ago, articles in the media were warning that digital infrastructure, such as data centers, could consume 20% of global energy by 2025. Many would be surprised to hear that the data center industry only consumed 1% of global energy in 2020.
Below are some examples that illustrate Evocative's deep commitment to sustainability.
In 2019, Evocative shifted towards greener energy solutions in our Northern California data centers with the installation of airside economization units in our Emeryville
facility, and the installation of high-efficiency precision cooling systems in our San Jose data center
As a result of these upgrades, Evocative was able to lower our PUE ratio to 1.25 in Emeryville and 1.29 in San Jose (the industry average being 1.5 or greater), reducing the overall carbon footprint by over 1,800 metric tons that year.
Our data centers PHX1 (Phoenix, Arizona)
and DAL1 (Plano, Texas)
use 85% less water and energy than the industry average. Evocative’s focus is to shift away from water-based cooling solutions while improving our efficiencies to reduce our impact on the environment.
Evocative stays on the cutting-edge of data center innovation. As new and increasingly sustainable developments are made to advance data center efficiency, Evocative prioritizes making these upgrades to existing data centers above building new ones. This helps to reduce the energy consumption, use of natural resources, and electronic waste associated with building new data centers and decommissioning old facilities.