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Rack Centre becomes one of the first IFC EDGE certified data centres in EMEA

Rack Centre becomes one of the first IFC EDGE certified data centres in EMEA

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Rack Centre, an Actis majority-owned data centre and a leading carrier-neutral Tier III data centre in West Africa, has become one of the first International Finance Corporation (IFC) EDGE certified data centres in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

This prestigious green building certification recognises the significant savings the centre will achieve in energy and water use, incorporated as part of the design to expand the facility’s IT load from 1.5MW to 13MW. On completion of this expansion, Rack Centre is forecast to achieve 35% energy savings, which is estimated to avoid carbon emissions totalling approximately 100 tonnes each year.

Actis first partnered with Rack Centre in early 2020 as part of its US$250 million African data centre platform investment. To ensure the data centre could meet the rapid growth in demand for hosting capacity in Africa, while at the same time reducing its environmental impact and operating costs, Actis has spearheaded a programme of green design philosophies and initiatives that will result in the data centre achieving 35% energy savings, 41% water savings and deliver a 45% saving in embodied energy in materials used. 

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