Green by Design

At Equinix, our purpose is to protect, connect and power the digital economy, and we believe that it is important to do this in an environmentally sustainable way. We design, build and operate data centres with high energy efficiency standards and a long-term goal of using 100% clean and renewable energy for our global platform. These efforts result in carbon-neutral data centre and interconnection services for our customers and partners around the globe.

Green rooftops

Green data centres

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are part of everything we do, whether we’re building new data centres or upgrading existing facilities. We’re continually exploring and implementing new practices to reduce our environmental footprint and provide transparency.

  • Increased our global renewable energy total to 30%
  • Maintained 100% renewable energy in Europe as we have grown
  • Adopted more aggressive regional PUE design targets 8-10% less on average
  • Additional demand savings equivalent to 3,000 homes in 2014
  • Significant investment in global energy efficiency project roadmap
Green by Design

Green certifications

Every Equinix data centre uses technology and techniques that reduce its environmental footprint. Our data centres meet global environmental and energy management standards, and our worldwide headquarters in California’s Silicon Valley has earned LEED® Gold Certification.

  • TR2, NY6, HK1, TY5 and SG3 – all on-target for LEED Silver certification for 2016
  • LD6 – on-target for LEED Gold certification for 2016
  • All of our United Kingdom and Netherlands IBXs are ISO 50001 and 14001-certified
  • LEED targets adopted globally for all new construction
Equinix green awards

Green awards

Energy conservation and efficiency are always a priority when we design, build and operate our data centres. Our commitment to the environment and our novel use of green technologies has won the recognition of industry and governmental groups.

  • AM3 - 2014 DataCloud Congress Award for Environmental Sustainability
  • APAC region - 2014 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award
  • SG3 - BCA Green Mark for Data Centres - Platinum Award

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