Driving sustainability for a green future

CtrlS Datacenters has been consciously investing and implementing design and operational approaches that make a material contribution to progress towards its ‘Net Zero’ carbon targets.

For CtrlS, embracing and implementing sustainability across our operations and keeping ‘Net Zero’ goal at the centre is essential. We are committed to be carbon neutral by 2030. And by then, the company will use 100 percent recycled water for all the company’s datacenters.

CtrlS gave birth to 200 innovations with over 80 focused on energy efficiency that reduce carbon footprint and dependency on fossil fuels by using solar energy, eliminating water & resource wastage, recycling e-waste, and creating a paperless office.

As a result of these constant innovations and efforts, CtrlS has one of the industry’s lowest power usage effectiveness ratio (PUE) of 1.35, operating in a hot country like India.

Tapping renewable energy
With 10 operational facilities across six cities and many upcoming, we have set a goal to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2030.

CtrlS is investing in 153 MWp solar projects across three different States of India (Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh) that will generate 2,50,000 MWh energy annually equivalent amount needed to power 50,000 Indian homes each year. This includes a 100 MW (145 MWp) solar project in Maharashtra that will be fully owned and operated by us.

By 2025, CtrlS plans to invest in additional 250 MW projects, as part of its Net Zero Strategy. No other datacenter operator in India is undertaking such ambitious initiatives.

We are the first datacenter operator in India to wrap the external facade of our Mumbai DC 2 with solar panels, instead of glass. The 1.3 MWp-Solar panel, generates over 1MW of electricity for captive purposes. The company will now construct its second solar-wrapped datacenter in Chennai in southern India.

Not only this, CtrlS has installed air filtration plants at Noida, near Delhi, to address the air pollution concerns faced in the National Capital Region-Delhi belt to safeguard the health of its employees. This marks India’s first air pollution-free datacenter ever.

Global green certifications
We are the first datacenter operator in the world, to have our Mumbai DC1, Noida DC1 and Hyderabad DC2 facilities to be LEED Platinum v4 O+M certified by the US Green Building Council, validating the company’s commitment to sustainable growth with healthy, highly efficient and cost-optimized green infrastructure.

Multi-pronged strategy
CtrlS aims to achieve its Net Zero goals through a multi-pronged strategy, not just limited to energy efficiency or renewable energy. The company is determined to achieve tangible and sustainable outcomes in the long-term with a clear roadmap.

As a socially responsible company, CtrlS strongly believes in handing over a safe, green, and better earth to the next generations and has embarked on a conscious and focused ‘Net Zero’ journey to make the planet earth a liveable place.