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Going DEEP on Sustainability in Birmingham

Article by Melissa Reali-Elliott, Content Marketing Manager – DC BLOX

In the ever-evolving world of data centers, sustainability has become a paramount concern. The immense energy demands of data centers have not gone unnoticed, and the need for environmentally responsible practices has driven innovation in the industry. At DC BLOX, we’ve taken significant steps to lead the way in sustainability, and our journey recently reached an exciting milestone with the awarding of a DEEP (Datacenter Energy Efficiency Program) gold certification. Let’s take a closer look at what this certification means and how it aligns with our sustainability initiatives.

Prioritizing Efficiency

From the beginning, DC BLOX has set a high bar for operational efficiency and environmental considerations. We’ve consistently believed that we were doing a good job in terms of sustainability. However, we also recognize that having industry experts assess our performance against sustainability leaders is an invaluable opportunity to further refine our practices. This realization prompted us to pursue a DEEP assessment.

Earning the Gold

The DEEP assessment is not for the faint of heart. It reviews every facet of our operations, from energy and water usage to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The objective is to provide a comprehensive overview of our sustainability practices and identify areas for improvement. As a result of this rigorous evaluation, DC BLOX was recently recognized for sustainable data center operations with the prestigious DEEP gold certification, the highest tier available.

A Third-Party Perspective

What makes the DEEP certification truly special is that it’s not an in-house evaluation but a third-party assessment that gauges our performance against the best in the industry. It brings an external perspective that holds us accountable to the highest standards of sustainability. It’s not just about meeting internal benchmarks; it’s about measuring up to the industry’s sustainability leaders.

Not the End, but a New Beginning

This certification is a significant milestone for DC BLOX, but it’s not the finish line of our sustainability journey. Continuous improvement is embedded in our organization and culture. It’s the driving force behind the way we build and grow. Every day, we strive to be more sustainable than the day before. This same attitude applies to how we handle sustainability in our design and day-to-day operations.

Our sustainability journey aligns with our core values. It’s not just about receiving certifications; it’s about doing the right thing for the planet and our communities. It’s about minimizing our environmental footprint while providing top-tier data center services to our customers.

As we move forward, we will continue to explore innovative solutions to increase our sustainability, implementing best practices, and incorporating the latest technology. We want to make Birmingham, our home, a hub for sustainable data center operations. Our goal is to be an exemplar of sustainability in the data center industry and continue our journey of positive impact, one step at a time.

The DEEP gold certification is a significant achievement for DC BLOX. It showcases our unwavering commitment to sustainability and demonstrates our alignment with industry leaders in the quest for greener data centers. We’re not resting on our laurels, but rather, this certification marks a new beginning in our ongoing journey towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly future. We’re excited about the path ahead and the positive change we can create in Birmingham and beyond.

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