At Equinix, being “green” is part of being operationally lean, but also doing the right thing. We’re always looking for new ways to reduce energy and water use in our data centres. We also seek to play an active role in the “greening” of our business and be a leader in evaluating and deploying innovative solutions. The following lists some of our engagements and some of the awards we have received as a result of our efforts:
On October 23, 2017, Equinix was selected for recognition in the Excellence in Green Power category of the 2017 Green Power Leadership Awards. The annual awards recognize America's leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation's voluntary green power market.
On 16 November 2016 the National Associate of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) honoured Equinix as one of nine winners of the 2016 Leader in the Light Award. Equinix won the data centres category of the award for demonstrating superior sustainability practices across all sustainability criteria including ESG (environment, social, and governance) practices.
Joint initiative with the World Wildlife Fund and the World Resources Institute (WWF/WRI) to help the private sector more effectively seek renewable energy from traditional utility partners and developers
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) initiative to build a collaborative platform aimed at accelerating corporate renewable energy procurement
As of June 1, 2015 Equinix is a constituent of this environmental, social, and governance (ESG) index
In 2015 Equinix debuted at a rank of 18th in the Top 100 of renewable energy users in the nation (United States only) and 6th in Technology & Telecom group.
As of April 24, 2017 Equinix ranked 16th in the Top 100 of U.S. renewable energy users – reporting a total of 571,084,274 kWh of renewable energy used in 2016 and representing 43% of its U.S. load. Equinix came in 7th in the Technology & Telecomgroup. We were also named in the Long Term Contracts group for having executed two contracts to purchase green power for five years or more.
Equinix was one of 154 companies that signed a pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and to demonstrate their ongoing commitments to climate action.
Recognised for leading the industry by building and maintaining state-of-the-art, green data centres across the Asia-Pacific region.
Awarded for 2015 & 2014
Equinix received this award recognising AM3 for its innovative cooling and energy sharing design, resulting in optimised power usage effectiveness (PUE) and significantly reduced CO2 emissions.
Awarded to our AM3 IBX for adopting innovative technologies to improve data centre energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption
Awarded for innovative cooling design in our AM3 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre in Amsterdam