Our Commitment to Sustainability

Our Corporate Sustainability Program was designed to deliver meaningful and measurable progress against sustainability goals that positively impact our customers, partners, investors and employees. We seek to be good stewards of the environment and the resources we consume. As leaders in data center sustainability, we are leading by example and taking steps to minimize our carbon footprint and reduce our energy consumption. We also value of collaboration and transparency in all of our efforts.
 

Green Innovation

We continuously look for innovative ways to deploy energy-saving technologies and on-site generation solutions.

Adaptive control systems

Reduce power consumption and increase cooling capacity through active airflow management using intelligent, distributed sensors and innovative control policies
 

ASHRAE thermal guidelines

Reduce power consumption for cooling, while maintaining a safe operating temperature for computing equipment
 

Cold/hot aisle containment

Lowers energy consumption and enables more efficient cooling by using physical barriers to reduce the mixing of cold air in data center supply aisles with the hot air in exhaust aisles
 

Energy-efficient lighting systems

Utilize motion-activated controls and/or LEDs to reduce energy consumption and ambient heat from operating lights
 

Fuel cells

Place electricity in close proximity to our energy consumption while allowing maximum efficiency and increased resiliency; Equinix has 38 MW of fuel cells deployed in the U.S.
 

High temperature chilled water set points

Improve our design and operational PUEs by raising the chilled water temperature to save energy
 

Green Certifications & Recognition

Equinix data centers are certified to meet rigorous environmental and energy management systems standards. All new builds target LEED Silver or equivalent green building certifications.We join forces with partners across industries and share best practices. As a result, we have been recognized by a variety of organizations for our leadership in operating sustainably.