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Carbon-saving hardware fit for a green data center


Carbon-saving hardware fit for a green data center

photo ASSA ABLOY | Carbon-saving hardware fit for a green data center

Internet Data Centers tend to consume a great deal of energy. Korean- based center The Naver obtained energy efficiency and high security by installing electromechanical locks and swing operators from ASSA ABLOY.

NAVER is a South Korean internet conglomerate that runs Korea’s leading search engine, as well as providing many of Korea’s most used apps and platforms. NAVER Internet Data Center (IDC) GAK Sejong is a flagship facility the size of 41 football fields. The facility will act as a cutting-edge future automated data center that integrates the company’s technolo­gies including robots, AI, and cloud services.

An IDC is a high energy-consuming facility and internet companies have a social responsibility to build energy-efficient buildings – says Byengtaek Han, Chief Operating Officer at ASSA ABLOY distributor CATIS. – NAVER wanted to reduce energy consumption, make a minimal impact on the surrounding natural environment, and eventually build more sustainable buildings which sup­port our long-term agenda called 2040 Carbon Negative. We were also seeking sustainable ways to construct and operate our new IDC. Thus, energy saving and eco-friendly solutions were critical success factors to participating in this IDC project.

ASSA ABLOY, through distributor CATIS, delivered a total solution to address these sustainability require­ments, including the highest security level US-rated ANSI grade1 hardware options that have longer lifecycles and reduce disposal and waste. Auto door bottoms were installed for all doors to reduce energy consumption and electric mortises, electromechanical locks, and swing door operators were selected considering security and energy saving needs. Furthermore, ASSA ABLOY also supplied Ko­rea’s first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certified door closer.

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