CenturyLink has joined an Energy Department-run program meant to encourage organizations to reduce energy consumption through technology investments and sharing of best practices.
The company said Wednesday it aims to cut non-information technology energy use at the company’s U.S.-based data centers by up to 25 percent through 2023 as a program partner under the DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge.
“This initiative aligns with CenturyLink’s ongoing efforts to continually improve energy efficiency across our entire data center portfolio,” noted David Meredith, senior vice president of global data centers at CenturyLink.
Better Buildings Challenge participants from the private and public sectors have saved $1.3 billion in energy costs and approximately 160 trillion BTUs of energy since the program’s inception in 2011, according to CenturyLink.
CenturyLink said its data center in central Washington is partly powered by hydroelectric generators and its multi-tenant data center in Irvine, California, uses Bloom fuel cell technology.