Nancy Novak

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Chief Innovation Officer


As Chief Innovation Officer for Compass Datacenters, Nancy delivers cutting-edge sustainability technologies and is continuously improving the means and methods Compass uses to deliver sustainable, reliable and mass customizable data centers. In addition to adding value and improving returns on Compass projects, Nancy is an advocate for disrupting the status quo in the construction industry and women’s leadership in all industries. She’s the host of “Extending the Ladder,” a podcast that brings female leaders together to offer insights, advice and inspiration to other professionals. Prior to joining Compass, Nancy held operational leadership positions with top-ranked construction contractors Hensel Phelps and Balfour Beatty. She serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the National Institute of Building Sciences, the World Trade Center Institute and Weston Solutions, a global environmental firm. She is also an executive sponsor for bridging the Digital Divide on the iMasons Advisory Board.


5 Tips to Reduce Digital Clutter 

Declutter your digital life, reduce your environmental footprint and boost productivity with 5 useful tips and a digital cleanup checklist. Say goodby...

Defining Scope 4 Emissions

Understand why Scope 4 emissions are avoided emissions, and learn how they represent a proactive and innovative approach to sustainability!

Defining Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions

Scope 1, 2 and 3 are categories of greenhouse gas emissions that can help us understand and reduce our carbon footprint. Learn more!

Winning in the data center land rush requires flexibility and commitment


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Supporting Diversity in Data Center Construction

Learn how Compass Datacenters is tapping into an underutilized resource in data center construction — women.

Data Center Construction Process: Building Efficiency Into Everything We Do

Compass is known for its fast-paced data center builds. We’re a hyper-speed developer in a hyperscale environment. Building efficiency into everythi...

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Virtual Commissioning

Assessing the construction process of data centers with virtual commissioning using a skeleton crew on-site, a lot of video and sensor equipment, and ...

Keeping up With Demand

Compass Datacenters dives into the data center building construction process and the impacts on keeping up with demand in the industry.