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Building a more sustainable future

At NEXTDC, we feel passionately about ensuring the next generations to come have the opportunities and resources far beyond what we have today.

The need for environmental sustainability is very much a part of our drive. It's embedded in the way we design and build our facilities and the way we run our overall operations. We are responsible for building the critical infrastructure of our future society so it’s something we take very seriously. It’s up to us to do everything we can to make the world’s greatest and most powerful data centres, but we must do it so they are more efficient, less wasteful and more reliable.

Our passion is driven by our goal to set a new standard, a new benchmark in data centre design that will lift the industry and deliver a higher level of reliability and sustainability for our customers, for our business and for our environment.

Combating climate change

With the intense reliance on technology driving every business strategy, the need for more power and more compute continues to climb at exponential rates - which means it's time to re-think how we use energy in the data centre. Our thirst for delivering facilities that showcase cutting edge design has seen us implement several engineering innovations that drive more sustainable outcomes and lower the use of energy consumption across our entire footprint.

It’s our true belief that our organisation can be engineered to simultaneously achieve positive outcomes for both the environment and the overall health of our business. We are committed to our customers to reduce costs and optimise efficiencies, and we have a responsibility to our next generation to reduce our carbon footprint and find new ways to champion sustainable processes and renewable energy. We employ some of Australia’s brightest who solve complex challenges for our customers every day.

Learn more about how we actively invest in Environmental Sustainability here.

Harnessing renewables to power business

NEXTDC has joined forces with Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP) group to source energy from a new 80MW wind farm in Victoria.

The group includes a number of universities, cultural institutions, corporations and Councils that have signed up to the wind farm that will be built near Ararat in regional Victoria by Pacific Hydro.

The Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP) group plans to purchase 88GWh of energy from the wind farm, which is enough to power more than 17,000 households in Melbourne for a year. Read more.

During a recent research project with Climate Council Australia, NEXTDC's commitment to a more sustainable future through design innovations and engineering excellence were highlighted. M1's solar array has already generated close to 2.2 million kWh of electricity since it began operating, offsetting close to 700 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year – the equivalent to taking 200 cars off the road. Read more.

Our Commitment

We are dedicated to the continuous improvement and delivery of sustainable initiatives to improve the best way to manager our data centres to:

  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Minimise our impact on the environment and natural resources
  • Meet and exceed the minimum environmental legislative requirements

Environmental Objectives

For us, Environmental Sustainability is about ensuring our business focuses attention on measurable objectives to reduce the environmental impact of our data centre.

  • Minimise the amount of power used and therefore carbon emitted
  • Tune our Mechanical and Electrical Plant (MEP) to maximise energy efficiency
  • Reduce the risk of an environmental incident
  • Reduce NEXTDC's contribution to landfill
  • Offset all outstanding corporate carbon emissions with Qantas Future Planet.


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