Innovative Design Cuts CO2 Emissions in Data Centers2022-11-23         Follow @huaweinewos Tweet to @huaweinewos
Huawei’s ability to build more energy-efficient data centers could be an example to others as decarbonization of the construction sector picks up worldwide, according to a company spokesperson.
Andrew Williamson, Vice President of Government Affairs and Economic Advisor at Huawei, said “smart” digital infrastructure and buildings are becoming especially common in China’s Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
“The modularization of data center facilities creates new possibilities for fast construction and with a lower carbon footprint,” said Williamson, who stressed that construction times can be reduced to six months from 18 months, thanks to steel prefabricated design.
“This solution uses much less concrete than conventional buildings, and carbon emissions in the construction phase could be offset by more than 90 percent,” he said.
Williamson made the remarks as he addressed a session organized by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) and German Energy Agency at the Buildings Pavilion during the ongoing 27th Conference of the Parties, or COP27, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The session also included speakers from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the Chinese Academy of Building Research, the World Resources Institute, ICLEI East Asia, Shenzhen Institute of Building Research and JA Solar.
“The process itself is really important to get collaboration in motion in the decarbonization of the buildings sector. Essentially it is about bringing the different actors together, getting them to talk to each other and agree on a shared vision and some targets, and to agree on the actions that need to be implemented to transform the sector,” said Jonathan Duwyn, Head of Buildings and Construction Portfolio at the United Nations Environment Programme.
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