Green by Design

At Equinix, we seek to be good stewards of the environment and of the resources we consume. We strive to lead the world in interconnection while also taking steps to minimize our carbon and environmental footprint. We understand the value of collaboration and transparency. We seek to elevate our status among our competitors and the broader industry, as a leader in sustainable design, efficiency, and innovation. We design, build and operate our data centers with high energy efficiency standards and we have a long-term goal of using 100% clean and renewable energy for our global platform. This will result in carbon-neutral data center and interconnection services for our customers and partners around the globe.

Green Rooftops

Green Data Centers

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are part of everything we do, whether we’re building new data centers or upgrading existing facilities. We’re continually exploring and implementing new practices to reduce our environmental footprint. And we seek ways to measure ourselves using industry best practices and provide increasing transparency around our operations.

Green by Design

Green Certifications

Equinix data centers and offices meet global environmental and energy management standards, and our worldwide headquarters in California’s Silicon Valley has earned LEED® Gold Certification. All new builds target LEED Silver or equivalent certification.

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Equinix Green Awards

Green Awards, Recognition and Advocacy

Our commitment to the environment and our novel use of green technologies has won the recognition of industry and governmental groups.

  • 2015 Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles signatory
  • 2015 Rocky Mountain Institute Business Renewables Center (BRC) member
  • 2014 & 2015 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for Leadership in Green Innovation
  • 2015 Constituent of the MSCI Global Sustainability Index Series (as of June 1st, 2015)
  • 2015 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Green Power Partnership (GPP) Partner – ranking 18th on the National Top 100 List of the largest green power users and sixth on the Technology & Telecom list

View our green data centers brochure

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