Investors - SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

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Sustainability and infrastructure top of mind for data center operators

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JLL recently brought together top data center thought leaders to discuss the main factors affecting the industry at its 2022 Data Center Forum. Held in Park City, Utah, the key insights gained from the forum include carbon accounting, sustainability, infrastructure challenges in emerging markets and investment appetite.

“The overall goal of the Data Center Forum was to create an environment to define issues impacting the industry and educate, collaborate and challenge the way we deploy and operate data centers today,” said Brian Kortendick, JLL executive director, global data center strategy. “Sustainability is at the forefront of industry challenges. We all, together, need a concentrated effort to develop new concepts, practices and innovative approaches to achieve sustainability goals.”

Like other commercial real estate asset classes, data centers all have high initial carbon output. With its high reliance on power consumption, the ongoing operational carbon

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