We are pleased to announce a new alliance between the Infrastructure Masons (iM) and The Open Compute Project (OCP) to address carbon transparency in data centers. This joint effort is a significant step toward a more sustainable future in digital infrastructure.
By combining iM's industry reach and community-driven approach with OCP's commitment to open innovation and ability to drive community-led standardizations, we're creating a dedicated workstream on Carbon Disclosure and Label Standardization for Data Centers.
Through this workstream, we aim to achieve the following:
- Develop a standardized framework for carbon disclosure in data centers: This framework will provide a consistent and transparent approach to reporting carbon emissions, enabling better decision-making and accountability across the industry.
- Establish a system for labeling data center IT hardware, equipment, and materials based on their carbon footprint: This will empower customers and investors to make informed choices about the environmental performance of the products and facilities they use or support.
- Drive innovation and adoption of low-carbon technologies and practices: By sharing best practices and collaborating on new solutions, we can accelerate the transition to more sustainable data center operations.
Infrastructure Masons' mission to foster knowledge sharing and community building aligns perfectly with The Open Compute Project's commitment to open architecture and collaborative development within the data center industry. Together, we possess the collective power to impact our industry’s environmental footprint significantly.
In the coming weeks, we will share more details about the workstream's scope and opportunities for engagement. We look forward to working with you to build a more sustainable future for data centers and the broader digital infrastructure ecosystem.