Interactive’s office and data centre located in Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane, is partly powered by solar energy as of 18 November 2023.
We installed rooftop solar panels to provide the Brisbane office and data centre a renewable energy source to power all operations.
As a business, we acknowledge the impact of IT infrastructure and the constant raft of technology that uses incredible amounts of power. As such, our goal is to limit our impact on the environment as much as possible and improve our sustainability outcomes.
We do not shy away from the significant carbon footprint of data centres. With a 2-3 per cent contribution to all carbon emissions globally and a growing demand for data storage, this is not something we can afford to ignore.
Interactive’s corporate social responsibility plans, known as our Blueprint for Better, was co-created by our people and sets out an agenda for inspiring better business, community, planet, and employee wellbeing.
As a part of our Blueprint for Better, we are committed to sustainable and ethical growth, with a goal to achieve 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2030. To underscore this commitment, we have partnered with RE100, the global corporate renewable energy initiative, to help increase the volume of renewable energy projects globally.
Interactive’s General Manager – Supply Chain & Infrastructure, Neville Howard, said that this initiative is an exciting move for the organisation.
“It’s great that we can operate the Eight Mile Plains site sustainably. Our switch to a fully solar powered office in Brisbane is a small yet powerful step in the right direction,” he said.
If you’re curious about how a data centre can run on solar power, book a guided tour of the site here.