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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Accelerate Your Path to Net Zero through Effective Supply Chain Decarbonization and Circular Asset Management

Phill Lawson-Shanks  (Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Aligned Data Centers)

Location: Room 6AB

Date: Tuesday, May 9

Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Pass Type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

With a focus on sustainability, in this session, Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer at Aligned, will speak on how data centers and their customers can start to achieve their net-zero goals by accelerating supply chain decarbonization through circular asset management.

Phill will discuss the state of the state today and discuss the importance of traceability to help data center(s) reach their ESG and net-zero goals. Everybody talks about getting somewhere in the future, but this discussion will enable attendees to walk away with ways to start or accelerate their current efforts.

Attendees will learn how to:
• Employ sustainability and environmental awareness as key metrics for supplier selection and supply-chain processes
• Work with supply chain suppliers to include backend embodied carbon tracing system on anything produced and supplied
• Track carbon emissions 24/7 on all existing equipment utilizing automation and all possible emission points with a backend tracing system
• Understand the importance of traceability, transparency into material composition and value recovery opportunities in the circular economy
• Discuss why a transparent and granular view of customers' embodied carbon footprint is created by tracing the complete lifecycle of data center equipment and devices

Takeaway

• Employ sustainability and environmental awareness as key metrics for supplier selection and supply-chain processes
• Work with supply chain suppliers to include backend embodied carbon tracing system on anything produced and supplied
• Track carbon emissions 24/7 on all existing equipment utilizing automation and all possible emission points with a backend tracing system
• Understand the importance of traceability, transparency into material composition and value recovery opportunities in the circular economy
• Discuss why a transparent and granular view of customers' embodied carbon footprint is created by tracing the complete lifecycle of data center equipment and devices