The Sustainability Champion Award recognizes individuals who are moving the needle on digital infrastructure sustainability. The 2022 Sustainability Champion Award was awarded to Brian Janous from Microsoft.
Brian Janous is responsible for leading the development and execution of Microsoft’s global data center energy strategy. These data centers provide the foundational cloud infrastructure for over 200 Microsoft online and cloud services for consumers and businesses worldwide. Brian has led Microsoft to be innovative and bold in the pursuit for highest sustainability with its data centers. As one of the largest hyperscalers with data centers around the world, Microsoft is paving the way for other data centers and co-locations in the industry to work towards renewable Natural Gas Microgrids to ensure net-zero carbon and drive towards decarbonization. Brian’s leadership in this endeavor helps Microsoft take a step towards their goal of eliminating dependence on petroleum-based diesel, while increasing the resilience of their data centers and providing a much-needed capacity resource to the local grid.
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