Amid the growing global focus on digital infrastructure sustainability requirements, now is the time to become an Accredited Sustainability Advisor (ASA).
As the effects of climate change on health, safety and global economies continue to grow more severe, the environmental sustainability of data centre operations has become a major concern for investor, customer, regulatory, legislative, and environmental stakeholders.
Digital infrastructure owners and operators are feeling the pressure as more than seventy countries have established commitments to achieve net-zero Greenhouse Gas (GHG) by 2050 and new regulations emerge to join the 1900 pieces of climate change and sustainability legislation already enacted in the past decade. There has never been a more critical time to learn about this new and growing area of digital infrastructure expertise.
Why the Accredited Sustainability Advisor (ASA)?
Get ahead of the pack. Today’s global economy requires deep expertise and skill in digital infrastructure sustainability, and demand will only continue to grow. The ASA course delivers the fundamental knowledge of sustainability concepts, industry trends, and regulations, as well as the practical skills you need to develop and implement a comprehensive world-class data centre sustainability program.
The benefits of earning the ASA credential include:
Key topics covered include:
Sustainability Policy & Management
Facility Siting, Design & Certification
Facility Energy Consumption & Efficiency
IT Energy Consumption & Efficiency
Renewable Energy Purchasing & Consumption
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG)
Water Consumption & Efficiency
Circular Economy, Recycle & Reuse
Sustainability Strategy in the Organisation
The course is 16 hours, live remote Instructor-led, of intensive instruction and hands-on exercises. The curriculum covers the fundamentals and practical knowledge of sustainability concepts, industry trends, and regulations to enable development of a comprehensive world-class data centre sustainability program and culminates in an examination.
The ASA course is intended for data centre sustainability executives, IT and facility engineers responsible for sustainability and others interested in understanding what constitutes a data centre sustainability strategy. Individuals who will benefit from the ASA course are:
This course is open to licensed professional engineers.
The ASA course is designed to help students achieve an understanding of the concepts and actions required for designing and implementing an effective data centre sustainability program. Graduates will learn the skills needed to evolve sustainability practices to reduce carbon emissions by reducing energy usage of IT and data center facilities - the leading cause of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
Successful completion of the ASA course, demonstrated through examination at the end of the course, will result in an Uptime Institute endorsement of the individual as an Accredited Sustainability Advisor.
Professional course cost is US$4,985 per participant. This course is CPD accredited and may also qualify for your country's Professional Development Hours (PDHs) requirements (may not be applicable in all countries).