Published December 9, 2021

Ledger8760, a 24/7 carbon tracking platform that measures the energy, emission and utility information, is now enabling Ascent and three other leading data centers, offering detailed and transparent data of our carbon footprints.

You might be wondering what the Internet has to do with carbon emissions, but according to a survey conducted by Boston Consulting Group GAMMA, it has everything to do with it. Boston Consulting Group GAMMA found that if you combined the world’s smart devices, desktops and laptops, the emissions would total one billion tonnes of greenhouse gases per year. Additionally, according to the International Energy Agency, global data center electricity consumption was approximately 200 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 2020, or close to 1% of global electricity demand.

But how do our devices ultimately produce CO2 emissions? It all ties back to our data centers-- the power plants of how the technological world works. Each time an action is taken involving the Internet, energy is produced, which determines how much carbon is released into the environment.

Now, using the Ledger8760 platform, Ascent and three other data centers can track the how, where and when energy is consumed and with laser-focused accuracy. This is hugely important in enabling not just us, but our clients, with a more environmentally friendly and conscious future.

“Many data centers claim to be 100% green but until they are measuring 24/7 carbon intensity, it’s hard to back that up. We see too many companies get caught up in receiving inaccurate emissions data or not capturing it often enough, but through our 24/7 tracking technology, we’re enabling leaders to be less concerned with data gathering and more concerned with change, because you can’t change what you can’t measure,” said Adam Kramer, CEO of Ledger8760. “We’re excited to help these data centers create a new standard for their industry and enable customers to more easily access the data they need to reach carbon-free energy goals.”

“Ascent is passionate about measuring and managing our carbon usage for our own and more importantly our clients' knowledge to better inform sustainable business decisions,” said Chris Cleghorn, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Ascent. “We’re thrilled to partner with Ledger to deliver real-time carbon emissions data efficiently and with the highest level of accuracy possible. We look forward to seeing the data come in and the action we’re able to take as a result.”

To read the entire press release, click here.

To learn more about Ledger8760, visit https://www.ledger8760.com/.

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