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3,495 GWh of renewables procured in 2017 across all three regions: Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA (up from 2,077 GWh in 2016)
90% renewable coverage for 2018 over our 77% renewable coverage in 2017
DC12, SV10, CH3 Phase 4, SG3 achieved LEED. SP3 and SY4 achieved LEED as ofthis writing
1.7 million sq. ft. at 28 sites under LEED certification (20% of portfolio by sq. ft.)
Equinix is #6 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership National Top 100 list
We support measurement, reporting and transparency around the impact of our operations
OUR INVESTMENTS HAVE HELPED US AVOID
metric tons of CO2 emissions
Equivalent to emissions from 77,000 cars on the road for one year
We continuously look for innovative ways to deploy energy-saving technologies and on-site generation solutions.
Reduce power consumption and increase cooling capacity through active airflow management using intelligent, distributed sensors and innovative control policies
Reduce power consumption for cooling, while maintaining a safe operating temperature for computing equipment
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
Utilize motion-activated controls and/or LEDs to reduce energy consumption and ambient heat from operating lights
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.
Used in several pilot projects to identify new energy efficiency improvements in our data centers
Improve our design and operational PUEs by raising the chilled water temperature to save energy
The rooftops at sites like AM3, ZH5 and PA6 are covered with plants and vegetation, which helps keep the buildings cool, lowers cooling cost and reduces storm water runoff, which can carry pollution into nearby lakes and rivers and contribute to flooding.
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Fuel cells offer performance/quality, reliability and resilience placing power near where it is consumed. SV5 was our alpha deployment of Bloom Energy fuel cells in 2015 (1 MW installation). Equinix has 38 MW of fuel cells at data centers in Silicon Valley (SV1, SV2, SV3, SV4, SV5, SV6, SV10), New York area (NY2, NY4, NY5) and Los Angeles area (LA3, LA4, LA7).
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Equinix’s AM3 data center features an ATES system that employs cold groundwater to cool equipment during winter months, eliminating the need for traditional mechanical cooling within the data center. Excess heat is even used to warm buildings nearby. AM3 relies on free-air cooling the rest of the year. AM3 has achieved a remarkable design PUE of 1.19.
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Our SV5 data center incorporates techniques from state-of-the-art refrigeration systems to significantly reduce the power needed to cool the colocation floor. The system uses efficient direct expansion coils, lower fan power through air management approaches and an innovative evaporative condensing system that is less energy intensive than conventional air-cooled condensers.
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At TR1, we take advantage of Toronto’s DLWC system to utilize water drawn from the chilly depths of Lake Ontario to cool buildings in downtown Toronto. This novel approach reduces total energy needs by 50% or more.
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Many 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 pursue our sustainability goals with the intention of continuously making progress. We join forces with partners across industries and share best practices. We get and give advice on how to do things better. As a result, we have been recognized by a variety of organizations for ourleadership in operating sustainably.View All Awards