Moving Carbon Action and Accounting Upstream

Presented by

Ali Fenn, President ITRenew | Lars Schedin, Co-Founder and Senior Advisor EcoDataCenter

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Despite renewable energy progress, the data center industry’s carbon footprint keeps growing. We won’t “offset” our way out of this crisis. To reverse decades of damage, we need to take the fight to largest sources of CO2 and eWaste in IT and widen the lens through which decarbonization and sustainability are measured. Join ITRenew, who’s circular, sustainable infrastructure approach is eliminating the 75% of pre-use carbon tied to IT globally. And EcoDataCenter, the Swedish pioneers behind the world’s first climate positive data center. They’ll discuss new solutions turning once-aspirational targets into industry standards for companies like Green AI Cloud (how about net CO2 savings of 100+ grams of carbon/kWh?). This is the next step in carbon modeling: a holistic scope 1, 2, 3 approach that comprehends both hardware and the environment in which it exists. Marrying traditional metrics with building materials, power supplies, and how technology is designed, sourced and implemented.

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ITRenew, the Circular Cloud leader, refuses to settle for a world that pits economic success against social good. ITRenew creates second lives and reuse pathways for the most advanced technology on the planet, bringing circular economic benefits to the data center and IT hardware industry. This approach to unprecedented data, application workload and infrastructure demands opens up billions in new financial opportunity, slashes e-waste and CO2 impact, and makes hyperscale hardware accessible to and affordable for all. Our products and services power cloud and enterprise data centers, edge infrastructure, AI/ML, embedded and industrial systems, which is why the world’s leading data center owners, service providers and enterprises choose ITRenew to revolutionize how their infrastructure is managed and deployed. ITRenew is headquartered in California with locations worldwide. To learn more, visit www.itrenew.com and follow ITRenew on LinkedIn and Twitter @ITRenewinc.