Protecting Our Planet
Protecting Our Planet
With the effects of climate change, natural disasters and other environmental pressures accelerating, protecting our planet is more critical than ever before. Digital technologies are helping to reduce environmental impact, conserve natural resources, and improve efficiency and resiliency. Companies, organizations and communities are coming together and connecting with shared vision and purpose – collectively accomplishing more for the planet than what one company can alone.
At Equinix, we seek to be good stewards of the environment and all the resources we consume while helping our customers operate more sustainably. Our environmental efforts deliver meaningful and measurable progress against our sustainability goals that positively impact our customers, partners, investors and employees. The energy efficiencies we achieve in our data centers directly impacts our customers’ abilities to green their digital supply chains.
We understand the urgency of global climate change as a threat and risk to our business and the entire world. We strive to protect our planet and climate by increasing clean and renewable energy usage and reducing our carbon footprint across our global portfolio. By advocating and leveraging our buying power to promote the deployment of renewable energy generation sources, we are influencing energy suppliers and purchasers to support utility grids free of fossil fuels.
In addition to our commitments on clean energy, we are collaborating worldwide at the regulatory and government level to integrate data centers into next-generation energy schemes which lower aggregate emissions across industry sectors. We believe data centers can perform an integral role in energy recovery and stabilizing power systems so that our grids can support more renewable energy sources.
Our global reach and scale of over 200 International Business Exchange® (IBX®) sites enables us to deploy cutting edge innovations in our data centers that benefit all our customers, such as machine-learning to maximize energy efficiency. By pioneering green data center innovations, building and operating energy-efficient data centers and partnering with like-minded organizations, we are helping to protect worldwide energy resources.
|Energy Consumption||Renewable Energy|
|Equivalent to nearly 500,000 U.S. homes’ energy use for a year|
120% increase in energy consumption since 2015 or
~5,740 GWh consumed
|Purchases equivalent to 802 wind turbines running for a year|
Over 90% renewable energy use globally or ~5,250 GWh across 20 countries
|Carbon Footprint||Green Buildings|
|60% reduction since 2015|
Equivalent to ~450,000 metric tons CO2e avoided across Scope 1 + 2
|67% under certification|
16 million sq. ft of gross floor area under LEED, ISO 50001 or 14001, or other
|ISO 14064-3 Limited Assurance for energy consumption, renewable energy coverage|
and emissions since 2015
|38 MW of fuel cells|
providing cleaner, reliable electricity
Equinix has a long-term goal to use 100% clean and renewable energy for our global interconnection and data center platform.
Our efforts to reduce energy usage and increase renewable energy result in significant carbon reductions.
Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are part of everything we do, whether we’re building new data centers or upgrading existing facilities.
Our sustainability mission is embedded in our corporate office initiatives globally.