Sustainable Site Selection: The Convergence of Data Center Site Selection and Sustainability

15 November, 2013 | Report

Editors: James W. Grice, Lathrop & Gage, LLP, Lead Editor Dean Nelson, eBay, Editor Eddie Schutter, AT&T, Editor Contributors: Marc Banks, Deutsche Bank Gary Demasi, Google Inc. Keith Dines, Digital Realty Trust David Hampton, Verizon Sean James, Microsoft Michail Kefalakis, Hewlett-Packard Ken Kristan, Emerson Network Power Mike Lewis, eBay Philip Meyers, Morgan Stanley Tom Misaki, NRI Christina Page, Yahoo Dan Spadaro, Goldman Sachs

The process of data center site selection is being adapted to face the realities of new economic megaforces in areas of policy, design, and resources, all of which have critical impact to the long-term sustainability of data center facilities. In order to explore the data center industry’s need for best practices and resource tools, The Green Grid commissioned this research report to raise awareness, bring discussion, develop a strategy, and forge a path to assist data centers in managing the risks associated with sustainable site selection.