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Energy-Efficient Data Centers

Sustainable data centers offer high performance with maximum efficiency.

INAP is committed to data center efficiency by reducing dependence on fossil fuels and natural resources through eco-friendly colocation facilities.

Data center locations are determined based on environmental attributes and proximity to energy efficient, “clean” power plants.

INAP data centers have received LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as well as Green Globes® and ENERGY STAR® certifications.

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Benefits of sustainable data centers

Reflective roofing Our colocation facilities in Boston, MA, Dallas, TX and Santa Clara, CA feature white reflective roofing material designed to decrease the surface temperature by 100 degrees F – lowering the cost of cooling and decreasing CO2 emissions.

Variable speed fans in CRAC units Cooling fans in Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units that automatically adjust their speed according to ambient room temperatures reduce power consumption and the amount of heat emitted from the fans themselves.

Ultrasonic humidification systems Rather than heating water with electricity to create humidity through steam, we’re applying a safe chemical mist to control static electricity without water.

Outside air exchangers In colder climates, we draw outside air into the data center to offset cooling provided by the CRAC units, which decreases the energy load.

Recycled graywater INAP’s Santa Clara colocation facility was the first data center in California to use graywater for cooling.

Controlled lighting Instead of flooding data centers in bright light, we’re using timers that dim and/or shut off lighting when people aren’t present.

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