Equinix Recognized by EPA for Leading Green Power Use
Equinixwas one of only seven organizations nationwide to receive a Leadership Award for direct project engagement. Equinixwas recognized for its procurement of electricity from renewable energy sources in all three regions of the world, and specifically direct project engagement with its long-term agreements to purchase 225 MW of wind power from the Wake, Texas, and Rush Springs, Oklahoma, wind farms.
- In 2018, over 90% of
Equinixworldwide energy consumption is covered by clean and renewable energy sources. In the United States, Equinixcurrently accesses more than 2.2 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually from a portfolio of various renewable energy projects, equivalent to the electricity use of roughly 200,000 average American homes annually. This represents a 45% increase in the U.S. over 2017.
- In addition,
Equinixranks as No.4 on EPA'sNational Top 100 Partners list, and No. 4 on the Top 30 Tech & Telecom Partnerslist. Each list highlights EPA Green Power Partnersusing the most renewable energy annually as of July 2019. EPAupdates its Top Partner Rankings quarterly at the EPAwebsite.
Equinix'senvironmental efforts aim to deliver meaningful and measurable progress against sustainability goals that positively impact its customers, partners, investors and employees. Equinixis taking an active approach to communication and transparency. Further details on the company's sustainability progress can be found at its new sustainability.equinix.com website.
Equinixis committed to a path of long-term sustainable growth as part of the company's efforts to reach 100% clean and renewable energy across the portfolio. Equinixis committed to utilizing renewables and low-carbon energy, making use of local sources of renewables where possible, seeking new or recently built energy sources, advocating for favorable renewable energy policies and considering renewable energy availability when locating new data centers.
Equinix'senvironmental commitments include:
- Reaching 100% clean and renewable energy across its global portfolio
- Deploying best-in-class data center energy efficiency technologies and innovations for the reduction of energy consumption around the world including retrofits, new builds and working with landlords where possible
- Responding to the threat of global climate change and uncertain regulatory paradigms by managing its global carbon footprint across direct energy, indirect energy, and indirect value chain emissions
- Accepting responsibility for
Equinix'sproportional share of GHG emissions and the need for urgent reduction
- Building and maintaining healthy sustainable office settings to promote responsible living across the company's office portfolio
Raouf Abdel, Executive Vice President of Global Operations, Equinix:
"Receiving this prestigious award from the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyis another proof point for our ongoing commitment towards sustainability. We were the first data center provider to publicly commit to reaching 100% clean and renewable energy across our global footprint, and we are pleased with the substantial progress we've made over the last four years. Investing in green power purchase agreements with wind farms in Texasand Oklahoma is a highly visible demonstration of our commitment to reducing air pollution and other emissions and mitigating our carbon footprint for ourselves, our customers and the broader world."
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