Compass Datacenters reveals its data centres will be built with CarbonCure Concrete
Since the company’s inception, Compass Datacenters says it has embraced sustainability with the efficient use of land, green energy, water-free cooling, and building materials.
Compass Datacenters has unveiled its data centres will be built with concrete using CarbonCure technology.
Developed by Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure Technologies, the procedure injects re-captured industrial CO₂ into the concrete manufacturing process, reducing the volume of cement required in the mixing of concrete while also permanently removing CO₂ from the atmosphere.
“Our data centres use concrete in many areas, from foundations and sidewalks to pre-cast walls and roofing,” said Nancy Novak, Compass Chief Innovation Officer.
“We estimate using CarbonCure will reduce our CO₂ footprint by an average of 1,800 tons per campus.
“That’s the equivalent CO₂ sequestered by 2,100 acres of forest or driving a car 4 million miles. Our research and development investments are unique to the data centre provider space but continually pay off with a lower-cost, faster-to-build, high-quality product.”
The retrofit CarbonCure Technology enables concrete producers to use waste CO₂ to produce more sustainable concrete.
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“Compass views sustainability from a holistic perspective, including construction and operations. By using CarbonCure technology in our concrete, we minimise our environmental impact without sacrificing quality,” said Adil Attlassy, Compass Chief Technology Officer.
“Compass is helping the data centre industry reduce its environmental impact with a holistic lens, supporting stewardship of our environment from construction through operations.”
CarbonCure Technologies spareheads in CO₂ utilisation technologies for materials such as concrete.
“Cement is a major component of concrete and its production accounts for 7% of global CO₂ generated, making it one of the largest contributors to carbon from the built environment,” said Rob Niven, CarbonCure Technology’s Founder and CEO.
CarbonCure is pursuing a mission alongside many of the world’s leading concrete producers to eliminate 500 megatonnes of CO₂ emissions from concrete production annually.
“We are excited to be partnering with forward-thinking companies like Compass Datacenters to reduce the embodied carbon footprint of the built environment by making construction in the data centre industry more sustainable.”
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