By expanding demand reduction strategies and infrastructure investments, Bloomberg, the international financial software, data and media company, has committed to achieving 50 percent energy efficiency improvement by 2020 as compared to its 2007 baseline.
One of the biggest challenges to achieving this goal will be reducing energy consumption at the company’s data centres. Possible energy saving measures under consideration include IT equipment upgrades, equipment organisation and air containment in hot and cold aisles, using free cooling when outside conditions allow, and collecting data to determine the success of these efforts. In 2015, Bloomberg’s data centre was certified as meeting the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard, making it the second data centre to receive LEED certification. When fully loaded with IT equipment, the centre is expected to save more than 28 million kWh annually, reducing utility expenses by USD 2.2 million annually.
Other Bloomberg energy saving commitments:
Source 35 per cent of its total global energy requirements from renewable sources by 2020,
• Generate a 20 percent or greater internal rate of return on demand reduction strategies, infrastructure investments and renewable energy projects, and
• Seek opportunities with existing and new NGO partners to expand support of energy access in disadvantaged communities across the globe.