The global digital infrastructure authority, Uptime Institute, has announced another addition to its growing educational offerings with the launch of its new Accredited Sustainability Advisor (ASA) program. The ASA course will deliver essential knowledge of sustainability concepts as well practical skills that data center professionals need for developing comprehensive sustainability strategies that are world-class!
Over 70 countries have established commitments to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas by 2050. There are many new regulations around the world related to climate change and sustainability. Over the past ten years, hundreds of pieces of legislation, standards, and requirements related to these topics have been enacted. The demand for senior-level data center professionals and IT/facility engineers with advanced sustainability expertise continues to rise, so having skills in this area is more important than ever.
The ASA course provides insights into global best practices for sustainability programs. Its curriculum covers: Sustainability Policy and Management, Regulatory Requirements, Facility Siting, Design, and Certification, Facility Energy Consumption and Efficiency, IT Energy Consumption and Efficiency, Renewable Energy Purchasing and Consumption, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, Water Consumption and Efficiency, Circular Economy, Recycle, and Reuse, Information Reporting and Sustainability Strategy in the Organization. Each of these topics is covered separately in total of 11 sessions.
The online instructor-led, first ASA course will begin on May 23, 2022. It will include four half-day sessions of intensive instruction and exercises and will end with a proctored exam on the fifth day. Uptime is offering private courses for companies who want to create exclusive education programs for their employees.
“With the growing effects of climate change on health, safety and global economies, world-class digital infrastructure owners and operators require hands-on, practical training to build a comprehensive and fully actionable sustainability strategy,” said Christopher M. Hill, global head, Product Management, Uptime Institute. “Our course ensures participants graduate with the skills necessary to lead their organizations in achieving sustainability objectives, both now and into the future.”
The launch of the ASA course is another step in the organization’s expanding program to inform, guide and support sustainability advancements throughout industry. Through its educational training programs like Sustainability Consulting Services, Uptime helps some of the major players within this space including owners/operators, policymakers as well as contractors who build and operate digital infrastructure sustainably—without compromising resiliency.
Uptime had lately announced a series of six Executive Advisory reports that will help managers in the areas that must be addressed in an environmental sustainability strategy. The executive summary of the first report can be downloaded here.
Read more about the Executive Advisory report series here.
UPCOMING DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE SUSTAINABILITY WEBINARS:
Uptime will host a webinar series for delivering in-depth insights and for facilitating discussions following the release of each report. The first Webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th at 9:00 a.m. PDT, covering the ‘Creating a sustainability strategy’ report. The second webinar will be on Tuesday, June 7th at 9:00 a.m. PDT and will explore both the ‘Tackling greenhouse gases’ and the ‘Reducing the energy footprint’ reports.
View the webinar schedule and register here.