Public officials, members of the community, industry colleagues and the Quantum Loophole team planted dozens of native canopy trees at the June 2022 groundbreaking and tree planting celebration.

In 2021, digital infrastructure included 7 million data centers worldwide representing 105GW of power capacity consuming 594TWhs of energy. This equates to 2.4% of global energy consumption. Major players such as Meta, Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services have joined innovative initiatives to help battle climate change. A powerful example is the iMasons Climate Accord (ICA). 

The ICA is a historic coalition of 129 companies and growing, designed to govern a methodology to measure and reduce carbon in the infrastructure through products, power, and materials. The objective is global carbon accounting of digital infrastructure influencing market-based decisions to drive the industry to achieve carbon neutrality. 

Quantum Loophole, Inc., an innovative developer of first-of-its-kind Gigawatt-scale master planned data center communities, announces that the company has joined the ICA, signing an industry-wide pledge to battle climate change by reducing data center carbon output. Quantum Loophole intends to leverage ICA’s open standard guidelines to report carbon output from data center power, materials and products. 

Quantum Loophole’s digital infrastructure platform and business model encompassing land, power, fiber, and water brings unique scale and a multi-customer multiplier effect to the Accord.  Joining the ICA furthers the company’s efforts in revolutionizing the data center site selection process with a first-of-its-kind master planned approach, holistically accounting for environment, community, and purposely designed land for data center development. 

Quantum Loophole reimagines the site selection process for hyperscale and mass-scale data center developments. Its first project, in Frederick County, Maryland, provides the digital infrastructure industry a 10-20 year road map inclusive of land, power, water and fiber network infrastructure adding much needed capacity to the tightly constrained Northern Virginia (NOVA) market. The 2,100+ acre development site will connect to NOVA via the QLoop network, a dual path conduit system, constructed to hold over 200,000 strands of fiber.

The company hosted public officials and members of the community at a groundbreaking and tree planting event on June 22, marking the kickoff of a two-year buildout of power, water, fiber and shared facilities at the site. In addition to the infrastructure elements, the company is implementing a number of programs aimed at supporting the local ecology. The Quantum Loophole Bees and Trees Initiative is an action plan to join in global efforts like the Global Tree Initiative in planting millions of trees. This initiative includes planting trees and pollinating plants, creating habitats favorable to pollinators, building biodiversity, and monitoring success. Quantum Loophole becoming a member of the ICA is another significant effort to support and lead on climate and environmental issues.

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