Achievement underscores advanced energy, power and environmental efficiencies; builds on existing Green Globe certification
ATLANTA – February 21, 2012 ─ Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced that its Santa Clara data center has been awarded LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is one of the primary rating systems for the design, construction and operation of energy-efficient buildings.
In addition to receiving LEED certification, Internap’s Santa Clara data center became the first commercial data center in the U.S. to achieve the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globe® certification in June 2011. The SOC2-compliant data center offers Internap’s full platform of IT Infrastructure services from public and private cloud, managed hosting and colocation to a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) and route-optimized IP transit. The Santa Clara facility utilizes cutting-edge green practices throughout and incorporates flexible, high-density power configurations of up to 12kW per rack, enabling customers to adjust power consumption on demand without requiring more space.
“Data centers have emerged as a sector with incredible green building potential,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council. “By optimizing energy efficiency, reducing environmental impact and earning LEED certification, Internap is at the forefront of that movement. We applaud Internap for its leadership.”
Specific highlights that contributed to Internap’s LEED certification include:
Use of reclaimed water: The first commercial data center operator in California to use reclaimed rather than potable water to help cool the building, Internap saves 76,300 gallons per day and 27,849,500 gallons per year, the equivalent of 46.5 Olympic-sized swimming pools of potable water saved annually.
Reuse of building materials: To renovate the building, Internap reused more than 99% of the exterior structural components, avoiding the diversion of nearly 85% of its construction waste to landfills. Additionally, almost 15% of the materials came from recycled content from pre- and post-consumer materials.
Energy efficiency: The building utilizes high-efficiency lighting, HVAC systems and controls that decrease power consumption by more than 30% compared to similar facilities. Also, the Energy Star Target Finder tool showed a nearly 50%reduction in energy use compared to similar building types.
Green power: The building’s office area supplements its electrical load with green power, which helps to reduce strain on power companies and the greenhouse gas emissions caused by power plants.
Green cleaning: A green cleaning program and policy, which utilizes low-VOC products, reduces air contaminants and harmful gases, promoting a healthier environment for building occupants.
Transportation options: The facility includes environmentally-conscious transportation options, such as carpool parking stalls to encourage commuters to rideshare and geographic proximity to public transportation.
Renewable energy: Internap recently purchased more than 400,000 kWh of renewal energy credits for the Santa Clara facility, helping to avoid 487,585 pounds of CO2.
“As the latest green certification for our Santa Clara facility, LEED also highlights our broader, corporate commitment to data center sustainability practices,” said Randy Ortiz, director of data center design and engineering at Internap. “The design choices and practices that led to Internap’s achievement of LEED and Green Globes certification at this facility will be instrumental to achieving similar standards across all of our company-owned data centers.”
Editor’s Note: Internap also announced Green Globe certification at its newly-opened Dallas facility.
Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that combine unmatched performance and platform flexibility to enable our customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations. Our unique trio of route-optimized enterprise IP, TCP acceleration and a global content delivery network improves website performance and delivers superior end-user experiences. Our scalable colocation, managed hosting, private cloud, public cloud and hybrid offerings provide enterprises the flexibility to adapt to changing business needs and future-proof their IT Infrastructure. Since 1996, thousands of companies have entrusted Internap with the protection and delivery of their online applications. Transform your IT Infrastructure into a competitive advantage with IT IQ from Internap. For more information, visit https://www.inap.com, our blog at https://www.inap.com/blog or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/internap.
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