Championing Corporate Sustainability at Equinix

This year we are launching an interactive sustainability report website to make it easier for our stakeholders to engage with our environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and find the information they need quickly. And we are expanding many of our programs to build on earlier successes.

New Corporate Sustainability Report Details Plans, Progress

The annual release of our Corporate Sustainability Report provides a transparent look at the ways Equinix is reducing our environmental impact and improving the lives of those around us in our key focus areas: environment, people, governance and community. It also details why we’re doing it.

Increasing Sustainability in the Data Center Industry

Greenpeace’s annual “Clicking Clean” report on the green energy practices of internet companies had good news for Equinix, as we finished as the seventh-best performer among all companies globally and earned an improved “B” grade.

Green, Global and Cool-Looking

Last year, Equinix announced a commitment to power our entire global data center platform with 100% clean and renewable energy. It’s a long-term goal, and we knew it wouldn’t be easy. We also knew there might be some cool pictures along the way.

Wind … The West Texas Bumper Crop Equinix Is Helping to Harvest

In April 2015, Equinix announced a long-term commitment to use 100% clean and renewable energy for our global data center platform. To help us achieve that goal, we entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Invenergy to buy 100 megawatts (MW) of capacity from the 150-turbine Wake project. That is about 40% of the electricity generated from the array of 265-foot tall turbines being constructed here.

Data Center Cooling Idea Makes Waves

The goal is to slash monstrous data center cooling costs via a 38,000-pound, submerged, water-proof data center container and leveraging the natural cooling capabilities of the ocean. Microsoft recently submerged a 10 by 7-foot capsule, 30 feet underwater for 105 days to test for leakage and cooling potential. The company may eventually even incorporate turbines to use tidal energy to generate lower cost, sustainable electricity.

Living By Our Principles and a Commitment to 100% Renewable Energy Use

Equinix’s dedication to protecting, connecting and powering the digital economy has helped us extend our data center footprint to over 33 markets on five continents. There’s no doubt this growth requires us to use significant energy resources, but it also puts us in position to drive change within our industry.

Equinix Green Spotlight: AM3 Saves Energy Via the Earth, Sky and Rooftop

With Earth Day approaching, we at the Interconnections blog thought the time was right to start a regular “green spotlight” series that highlights some of the distinctive ways Equinix data centers are saving energy and protecting the environment.

Getting on the Green Grid

The reality is that thousands of Australian data centers are largely inefficient right now and we need to move with the demands of the times. The impact is not only environmental, but also fiscal as many of Equinix’s customers are realising through significant cost savings.