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A more sustainable future for the generation to come

At NEXTDC, we understand that as we grow our power consumption increases and it is our responsibility to enable the next generation to have the opportunities and resources beyond what we have today.

The need for environmental sustainability is very much a part of our drive at NEXTDC to reduce costs, and an integral part of our facility design ethos and overall operations.

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.

  • Tune our mechanical and electrical plant (MEP) to maximise energy efficiency
  • Reduce the risk of an environmental incident
  • Minimise CO2 emissions
  • Reduce NEXTDC's contribution to landfill

Climate Change

To combat the effects of climate change, our data centres are designed and constructed with sufficient redundancy in place to ensure our customer's Service Level Agreements for power, temperature and humidity in the data halls are met, even significant weather events such as a power outage or heatwave.

We are actively investing in and trialing machine learning technology that automatically adjusts the mechanical and electrical plant equipment to match external weather conditions.

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

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