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Equinix wins for green innovation leadership

Equinix has been awarded Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 Asia Pacific Data Center Green Innovation Leadership award.

The 2015 award is Equinix's second consecutive win.

The data centre and interconnection company was recognised for its continued focus on designing and managing industry leading green data centres across Asia Pacific.

Adwaith Visveswaran, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Energy and Environment Practice senior research analyst, says Equinix continues to exhibit ‘exemplary growth’ by building and maintaining state-of-the-art green data centres across Asia Pacific.

Equinix’s data centres in Sydney (SY3), Hong Kong (HK2 phase 2, HK3 phase 2) and Tokyo (TY4) have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certifications from the US Green Building Council, for high building standards.

The three data centres were awarded for their excellent performance in terms of energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emission reductions, stewardship of resources and sensitivity to its impact on the environment.

Data centres in Hong Kong (HK1, phase 9) and Singapore (SG3) are pending gold certifications, while all of the company’s data centres in Singapore have also received SS 564 – the Singapore green building standard – certifications.

“In all its IBX facilities in the region, the company has deployed some of the most innovative and finest ‘green’ technologies that meet energy efficiency requirements,” Visveswaran says.

“With its unflinching desire towards reducing the density of power consumption and carbon footprint, Equinix has demonstrated the true characteristics of a market leader.”

Samuel Lee, Equinix Asia Pacific president, says embracing green IT and renewable energy has become an important topic of discussion in boardrooms.

“Equinix was the first colocation provider to provide a snapshot of our energy demand and related greenhouse footprint, as well as our electricity supply mix at a regional level, via our green web portal,” Lee says.

“We constantly evaluate the energy efficiency of our data centres and are quick to adopt proven energy-saving technologies and techniques on a global scale,” he adds.

Lee says the award not only validates the company’s approach, but reinforces its commitment to putting all of its data centres ‘on an aggressive path for efficiency improvements’.

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