The company intends to leverage ICA’s open standard guidelines to report carbon output from data centre power, materials and products.
“We are thrilled to join other industry leaders at iMasons, in an industry-wide effort to drive decarbonization in the digital infrastructure community. Investors and customers alike are expecting us to offer a product that helps reduce their overall carbon footprint. Joining the iMasons Climate Accord is an opportunity to support the development of the standards and reporting needed to accelerate investments in carbon reduction,” says Oren Wool, VP of Sustainability at Quantum Loophole.
Making more sustainable decisions for data centres
Joining the ICA furthers the company’s efforts in changing the data centre site selection process, accounting for environment, community, and purposely designed land for data centre development.
Quantum Loophole 'reimagines' the site selection process for hyperscale and mass-scale data centre developments. Its first project, in Frederick County, Maryland, provides the digital infrastructure industry a 10-20 year road map inclusive of land, power, water and fiber network infrastructure adding much needed capacity to the tightly constrained Northern Virginia (NOVA) market. The 2,100+ acre development site will connect to NOVA via the QLoop network, a dual path conduit system, constructed to hold over 200,000 strands of fiber.
“We established iMasons to unite the builders of the fourth industrial revolution,” said Dean Nelson, Chairman and Founder of Infrastructure Masons. “The ICA represents an unprecedented collaboration between leading digital infrastructure companies to accelerate our journey to carbon neutrality. Today, we are combining forces to compound the efforts of these firms to make meaningful and sustained progress toward that goal.”
Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) is a non-profit, professional association of technology and business leaders who represent over US$150Bn in infrastructure projects in over 130 countries. The organisation is guided by an Advisory Council composed of global leaders who manage some of the largest digital infrastructure portfolios in the world.
The ICA is a historic coalition of 129 companies and growing, designed to govern a methodology to measure and reduce carbon in the infrastructure through products, power, and materials. The objective is global carbon accounting of digital infrastructure influencing market-based decisions to drive the industry to achieve carbon neutrality.