Green building assessment marks Internap’s fourth Green Globes certification across data center footprint; underscores commitment to environmental efficiency practices and sustainability
ATLANTA – January 9, 2012 – Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced that its recently-expanded data center in Atlanta has received Green Globes® certification, following a detailed review process by the Green Building Initiative (GBI). The achievement marks the first Green Globes certification of a public data center in the state of Georgia and city of Atlanta.
Built atop one of the most stable power grids in the country, Internap’s Atlanta data center offers high-performance colocation and hosting services – backed by the company’s route-optimized IP connectivity and a global content delivery network – to the nation’s fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies. In 2012, Internap completed phase one of a planned expansion, which will ultimately add 31,000 net-sellable square feet to its data center at 250 Williams Street, bringing the total footprint to 42,000 net-sellable square feet of premium, high-density capacity to address the growing demand for data center services in the Atlanta market.
A green building guidance and assessment program, Green Globes helps commercial building owners advance environmental performance and sustainability through a rigorous online assessment and comprehensive site visit and evaluation by an independent, third-party evaluator.
“The Internap Atlanta expansion is a great example of the success possible in the sustainable design and construction of a uniquely specialized technology operation within an existing building,” said Dan Colella, American Institute of Architects, Green Globes Assessor. “This level of sustainability within Green Globes is an outstanding accomplishment, and Internap should be proud of the manner in which it approached the design and construction of this facility for efficient use of energy and resources and a healthful environment for employees.”
To achieve Green Globes certification, Internap adhered to numerous standards in the expanded Atlanta facility that include:
- Site considerations – The design accommodates the building’s functions while minimizing disturbances to the site’s topography, soils and vegetation.
- Energy efficiency – The building’s energy efficiency is increased through the use of all high energy-efficient equipment, including energy-efficient lighting fixtures, HVAC equipment, chillers, hot water service systems and building automation systems. The energy-efficient design received a 100% Energy Star rating. Additionally, public transportation, electrical vehicle recharging stations and bicycle racks are located within close proximity to the site.
- Resources and building materials – 100% of the building façade was reused and recycled, and locally manufactured materials were used in the structural design. And, in order to facilitate recycling, 125 square feet of space was set aside for this purpose.
- Improved indoor air quality – Internap used low-emitting materials throughout the construction of the facility, as well as CO2 indoor air quality monitoring.
“The achievement of Green Globes certification at our Atlanta data center was particularly challenging given that the 250 Williams Street building is a mixed-use facility featuring office space, data centers and retail outlets, thereby necessitating a rather creative design that would not have been required in a single-use and single-tenant building” said Randy Ortiz, vice president of data center design and engineering. “Our fourth successful Green Globes project over the past two years, this certification demonstrates Internap’s commitment to reducing our environmental impact in Atlanta and our continued leadership in designing, building and operating state-of-the-art green data centers that responsibly manage energy use and drive efficiencies across our footprint.”
Green Building Initiative (GBI)
GBI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for commercial construction. GBI is the exclusive U.S. licensee of Green Globes®, a revolutionary green building guidance and assessment program that offers an effective, practical and affordable way to advance the overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial buildings. www.thegbi.org
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 http://www.internap.com, our blog at http://www.internap.com/blog or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/internap.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the benefits expected to be achieved by the design of environmentally efficient and sustainable data centers. Because such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the actual results of environmentally efficient and sustainable commercial building design; the actual performance of our products and services; our ability to respond successfully to technological change; the availability of services from Internet network service providers or network service providers providing network access loops and local loops on favorable terms, or at all; failure of third party suppliers to deliver their products and services on favorable terms, or at all; failures in our network operations centers, data centers, network access points or computer systems; our ability to provide or improve Internet infrastructure services to our customers; and our ability to protect our intellectual property, as well as other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statement for any reason.