Yahoo Ditches Carbon Offsets in Favor of New Data Center Design

Ainsley Jones

Yahoo will no longer purchase carbon offsets, and will focus on reducing energy in its data centers. The company unveiled what it calls its greenest data center plans to date, reports


The first of Yahoo's new data centers will be built in Buffalo, NY, and has been dubbed Yahoo Computing Coop due to its similarity to a chicken coop. According to Environmental Leader, the data center will use hydroelectric power from Niagara Falls, 90 percent of which will be used to power its servers. The data center is expected to have power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.1 largely due to its 100 percent reliance on outside air to cool its servers. It's a PUE that would challenge Google's most efficient data centers.

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