CA Technologies to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

CA Technologies and greenCA Technologies aims to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent by 2030 from a 2015 baseline.

“Just like our customers, CA must continue to embrace change and adapt to the environmental and social challenges in the marketplace, and we are committed to making the strategic investments that will advance sustainability for our employees, our customers and the communities we serve,” said Erica Christensen, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, CA Technologies.

Since 2006, CA has reduced its GHG footprint by approximately 37 percent, an amount equivalent to powering 5,218 homes for one year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

CA, as part of its strategy to reduce energy costs, ensures that its data centers utilize closed-loop water systems for cooling, minimizing water use.

In addition, CA reclaims 100 percent of rainwater from surfaces at its Hyderabad, India facility. The software company also reclaims water from parking rooftops at its Islandia, New York facility for landscaping needs.

CA incorporates sustainability elements into new leases, including provisions requiring the use of cleaning materials that are Green Seal-certified, inclusion of building-recycling programs, use of lighting sensors in common areas, and landscape irrigation systems that utilize rain sensor devices to minimize water use.

Beyond traditional efficiency projects, CA combines telemetry with process automation to create bots that monitor demand and usage patterns to shut off and turn on servers.