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EDGE DC, a Digital Edge company that provides low-latency connectivity services to support the growing digital economy in Southeast Asia, has set new standards in sustainable data center design in Indonesia. The company aims to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. To achieve this, EDGE1, its facility in downtown Jakarta, is now using a 100% Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) from PLN, making it the first fully operating data center in downtown Jakarta to do so.

Furthermore, EDGE2, the company's new data center, will be the first facility in Indonesia to deploy innovative new cooling technology from Nortek, making it one of the most efficient data centers in the market when it comes online at the end of this year.

The new data center is designed to be highly energy and water-efficient, leveraging Nortek's StatePoint® liquid cooling technology to achieve an ambitious annualized design Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.27 against a global average of 1.55. EDGE2 is expected to be the largest facility in downtown Jakarta and will cater to growing demand from local and international cloud and network service providers.

Nortek has developed a new cooling technology called StatePoint, which is a patented innovation. This technology is a game-changer for data centers as it uses a membrane exchanger to enable evaporative cooling through a microporous membrane. This results in a significant reduction in annual power and water consumption compared to existing technologies. Additionally, EDGE2, which uses this technology, is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification, the highest international standard for green buildings. It is set to be ready for service by the end of 2023.

Additionally, the Chief Development Officer at Digital Edge, Jay Park, stated that sustainability is a fundamental aspect of their business. This is why they use the latest technology to design their new data centers, which helps them manage their carbon footprint better. Earlier this year, they successfully implemented StatePoint liquid cooling in their new data center in the Philippines, a country with a climate similar to Indonesia. They are now excited to introduce this technology in Jakarta as part of their mission to provide world-class digital infrastructure to Southeast Asia.

Futhermore, the Vice President and General Manager of Nortek Data Center Cooling, Dick Pope, added that their StatePoint technology is a significant step towards reducing power and energy usage. It sets a new standard for sustainability in data center cooling while also lowering operational costs. As a Digital Edge company, EDGE DC is committed to building responsible digital ecosystems. They are working together to create more cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions for data center cooling.

EDGE DC is making progress towards its sustainability goals by implementing various ESG initiatives at its EDGE1 data center. In May of last year, the company became the first data center in Jakarta to use sustainable energy from a REC. One year later, the facility has secured a 100% REC from PLN, which means it now fully supports renewable energy sources in line with the 2022 Uptime Institute Global Data Center Survey.

The government aims to achieve 23% renewables in the electricity mix by 2025. Additionally, EDGE DC has partnered with Waste4Change, a local waste organization, to reuse and recycle waste from the data center, ensuring that none of it goes to landfills.

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