Climate Neutral Data Center

Data center operators and trade associations are committed to European green trade, to achieving ambitious greenhouse gas emissions targets. These goals will be achieved through the use of technology and digitalization. Europe will be climate neutral by 2050 and data centers will be climate neutral by 2030.

Energy efficiency targets

European data centers must meet high energy efficiency standards, as evidenced by aggressive energy efficiency targets (PUEs).

By January 1, 2025 new data centres operating at full capacity in cool climates will meet an annual PUE target of 1.3, and 1.4 for new data centres operating at full capacity in warm climates.

Implications for the data center industry

The voluntary engagements of the Climate Neutral Datacenter Pact has following goals:

  • power efficiency
  • carbon free power
  • water efficiency
  • recycling and reuse of heat produced by datacenters.

Europe will be climate neutral by 2050.