Studies & Whitepapers
Digital Transformation for More Sustainability
How can digital technologies and infrastructures contribute to more climate protection and thus help to achieve the climate goals? The study “Digital Transformation for More Sustainability: The Positive Impact of Digital Technologies and Infrastructure on the Carbon Footprint of Industry and Society” by eco – Association of the Internet Industry, the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany and Arthur D. Little engages with this question. Using the ADL sustainability model, the study displays how digital infrastructures, technologies and applications can be used efficiently in the industrial sector, in cities and on the countryside to reduce CO2 emissions.
Data Centres in Europe – Sustainability & Digitalisation Part 2
Are European data centres ready for the climate targets of the EU Green Deal? And which best practices can already be used to tap into technological development potential and political recommendations for the data centres of the future? Insights on these questions are offered by Part 2 of the study, “Data Centres in Europe – Opportunities for Sustainable Digitalisation”, commissioned by the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany – founded under the umbrella of the eco Association – undertaken jointly with the Borderstep Institute, and supported by the Vodafone Institute.
Data Centres in Europe – Sustainability & Digitalisation Part 1
What roles do data centres and digital infrastructures play in the field of environmental sustainability? And how can smart energy concepts contribute to achieving climate goals? Insights on these questions are provided by a new study commissioned by the eco Association for the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, conducted by the Borderstep Institute and supported by the Vodafone Institute.
Study “The Importance of Digital Infrastructures in Germany” (German-language)
How do German data centres compare on an international level? And what challenges are operators of digital infrastructures currently facing? These are questions answered by the German-language study on the “Importance of Digital Infrastructures in Germany”, compiled jointly by eco and the Borderstep Institute.
Whitepaper “Waste Heat in the Data Centre”
If climate protection is to be taken seriously, waste heat from data centres should be utilized sensibly. Many national and international examples already demonstrate that this is possible. A white paper produced by the Network of Energy Efficient Data Centres (NeRZ) in collaboration with eco provides information on how the intelligent utilization of waste heat can not only increase energy efficiency, but also the economic performance of German data centres.