Seattle, WA (September 16, 2021) – Seattle-based Sabey Data Centers announced today that it has committed to set a portfolio-wide carbon emissions target to meet the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement — to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels and reach net-zero emissions by 2050 for the best chance of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.
Sabey’s goal and the methods to achieve it were accepted by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), the global body enabling businesses to set emissions reduction targets according to climate science. Science-based targets show companies how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change
Robert Rockwood, President of Sabey Data Centers, said, “We selected the most ambitious option, 1.5 degrees C. Accordingly, we commit to reduce absolute scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 from a 2018 base year, and to measure and reduce our scope 3 emissions.”
He added, “Since making this commitment, we have recently set even more ambitious goals to be net-zero carbon by or before 2029 across our scope 1 and scope 2 emissions. Additionally, recognizing the significance of reducing scope 3 emissions, we are diligently committed to engaging with our supply chain to measure and reduce our scope 3 supply chain emissions.”
The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting. Offering a range of target-setting resources and guidance, the SBTi independently assesses and approves companies’ targets in line with its strict criteria.
Globally, there are about 2,000 companies taking action. Of these, 883 have science-based targets and 764 have declared their ambition to achieve a 1.5 degree C target to meet the Paris Agreement.
Mr. Rockwood said, “As a builder, owner and operator of data center campuses, Sabey Data Centers has been focused on energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for more than two decades. Today, we are working diligently to lower our carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy and we are actively researching emerging technologies such as long-term battery storage, and carbon free fuels for our backup generators.”
ABOUT SABEY DATA CENTERS
With a portfolio of more than four million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Centers is one of the largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/ operators in the United States. Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for low-cost hydroelectric power, operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies.