Cadence Tackles Sustainable Energy and IT Services for San Francisco 49ers
April 19, 2023 by Joe Panettieri
The San Francisco 49ers and Cadence Design Systems inked a multi-year partnership, revolving around technology, sustainability and giving back to the Bay Area community in Northern California.
The effort will focus on sustainable operations at Levi’s Stadium — the NFL franchise’s home field. Among the key areas of opportunity: Pinpointing additional energy efficiencies at the stadium, while also tapping into Cadence's Future Facilities, a digital twin technology for data center project management.
Cadence, founded in 2004, is based in London, England. The company had 32 employees listed on LinkedIn as of April 2023.
Cadence is an IT consulting firm and solutions provider that offers such services as:
Design and infrastructure;
operations and management;
facilities management; and more.
Cadence acquired Future Facilities in July 2022. The seller's expertise included 3D digital twin capabilities for data center design, operations and lifecycle management; and carbon footprint reduction.
In a prepared statement about the Cadence-49ers relationship, 49ers VP of Corporate Partnerships Kevin Hilton said: "As a fellow Bay Area brand that is committed to sustainability and STEAM education, Cadence is a perfect fit and great addition to our corporate partnership team. As we approach 10 years at Levi's Stadium, we look forward to collaborating with a like-minded, innovative partner for years to come and welcome Cadence to the 49ers family."
Added KT Moore, VP of corporate marketing at Cadence: "The 49ers and Cadence are very well-aligned in that we're both making it a priority to do what's best for the planet and make a positive impact on the community. By collaborating with the 49ers to establish an energy efficiency strategy utilizing Future Facilities, we're on a path to enabling the football franchise to leverage our game-changing technology and expertise to improve its carbon footprint in the immediate geography and surrounding communities."
Neither the 49ers nor Cadence mentioned specific ESG or sustainability metrics that they'd pursue.