Be part of creating the first Open Data Hub for the digital industry
Realizing a sustainable digital economy requires collaboration across industry boundaries, with shared goals, a shared roadmap, and transparency on key sustainability indicators. With the Open Data Hub, the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance is creating a first-of-its-kind platform to report and measure progress toward a sustainable digital future.
The Digital Industry's Open Data Platform
A trustworthy platform to ensure reliable measurements of key sustainability metrics
A reporting system for the digital industry to show progress on transitioning to a sustainable sector
Enabling collaboration across industry boundaries while respecting commercially sensitive information
How you can get involved
Share your expertise
Join our Steering Groups, which are shaping the specification of the Open Data Hub
Support the platform's development
Become one of the first test users
Shape the platform
Offer financial or work contributions
Spread our message
Become an Ambassador for the platform
Industry Ambassadors of the Open Data Hub
Right now we are not aware of our digital footprint. And this, at the end of the day, along with climate change, the 1.5-degree target, and the energy transition are really the largest challenges that we need to face within the next years. The SDIA Open Data Hub initiative is the only way, from my point of view, to go one step further to bring things together, open up the black box, and establish an industry that is much more transparent to lay the base for needed development on top of it.
Harry Knopf, CEO of High Knowledge GmbH
Frequently Asked Questions
Our goal is to measure at least those metrics that we have defined within our Roadmap. Therefore, we have developed a data model that accumulates and illustrates the relevant data that we want to collect. This data model will be refined by discussions with participating members of the Open Data Hub.
Basically, the data can be divided into three categories: collected data (e.g., kilowatt-hours (kWh) from the various energy-related systems within the data center or temperature from sensors), assessment data (e.g., embedded emissions), and calculated data (e.g., carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) of energy consumption).
With time, the dashboard will be improved, which will enable you to see your real-time performance and receive benchmarking data. We will include anonymized and aggregated datasets for the research community as well, which will catalyze innovation.
As a final improvement, we see the data management and compliance tools. Those tools automatically generate compliance reports and benchmark against industry averages, allowing you to plan your strategy based on numbers. Out of this final improvement, it is likely that new service and business models for co-location operators and IT service providers will emerge.