Global data center real estate investment trust, CyrusOne, has unveiled its first net-positive water data center campus at its flagship Arizona location. The CyrusOne Chandler data center incorporates proprietary technology that would significantly reduce water usage onsite. According to CyrusOne, it will reduce company-wide water usage by millions of gallons per year.
“We know that the data centers we build today will serve our customers for decades, therefore, it is important that we continue to innovate and invest in design features to set the course for a sustainable future,” said Kyle Myers, Director of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability at CyrusOne. “As far as we can tell, this is the first net water positive data center in the world, and we hope it will set a precedent for water sustainability standards and the future of data centers.”
Change the Course Program
Through a partnership with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Change the Course program, the Chandler campus promises restoration to nearby watersheds.
Since deployment, CyrusOne’s Chandler facility has significantly reduced its water usage, using small amounts for cooling, humidification, facility maintenance, and domestic water.
As part of the sustained effort to promote local water usage efficiency, CyrusOne has partnered with Change the Course, a program that funds collaborative on-the-ground projects to ensure our communities, economies, and ecosystems have enough clean water to flourish.
“Part of being a good neighbor in Chandler and the surrounding Phoenix area is to take action to preserve its precious water resources,” said Kevin Timmons, CTO of CyrusOne. “In fact, our data center restores more water than it withdraws, making our local presence a net benefit to the community.”
About Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is an independent 501(c)3 organization with a 21-year track record working with businesses across North America. BEF’s Change the Course brings together the public, corporations, and on-the-ground conservation organizations to raise awareness about freshwater issues, reduce water footprints, and directly support water restoration projects.
Change the Course is their U.S. corporate water restoration and engagement campaign. The initiative has received contributions from over 60 corporate sponsors; supported over 55 water projects across 14 U.S. states and Mexico, and restored over 14 billion gallons of water.