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IT Visionaries

May 5, 2020

There are countless ways that we can make an impact when it comes to addressing the climate crisis. Some of the steps we can take are small, but others have the potential to really make a dent in the goals set by climate leaders. On this episode of IT Visionaries, we wanted to dive into some of those large-scale, hugely impactful projects, so we brought back Patrick Flynn, the Vice President of Sustainability at Salesforce, and welcomed Scott Tew, the Executive Director at the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Trane Technologies. One of the major areas both men are looking at to make a difference is in data centers, which, if retrofitted to become more efficient, would eliminate massive amounts of emissions from being pumped into the atmosphere. They explain more about that topic, as well as other ways individuals and businesses can get involved in the fight against climate change, in this discussion.

Key Takeaways

  • It’s easy to get distracted by the “big shiny objects” when it comes to climate action, but the first and most important step to take is to ensure that you are operating as efficiently as possible
  • Technology has a huge role to play in creating more efficient systems, processes and buildings
  • There are countless ways to get involved, but companies that truly want to make an impact need to put forth real plans and take action right now


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