16th September 2013
This certification is proof of Interxion's commitment to energy efficiency, not only in data center management but during design and building.
MADRID, September 16 2013. INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE:INXN, news), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud neutral colocation data center services, today announced that its MAD2 data center is the leader in the Spanish DC industry achieving LEED Gold certification. It becomes the first and only data center to get this stamp in our country.
LEED certification, promoted by the U.S. Green Building Council association, is an internationally recognized certification system for sustainable buildings. It verifies that buildings are designed and constructed following strategies to improve energy savings, water usage efficiency, reduced CO2 emissions, improved indoor environmental quality, resource management and sensitivity to its effects.
This certification guarantees Interxion's commitment to sustainability, both designing and operating data centers. In this regard, the company seeks continuous optimized energy efficiency through responsible usage, control of CO2 emissions and waste disposal. Interxion, among other actions, uses efficient components in the design of its data centers, measures the power utilization rate of each data center and applies best practices of operational management. Standard components in the design of Interxion data centers are modular architecture to facilitate the use of resources as needed, cold aisle enclosures to house customers’ equipment and free–cooling systems.
In the case of Madrid, 100% of the energy that Interxion provides to its customers comes from renewable sources such as wind, hydro or biomass. This has enabled Interxion to achieve the certification of 100 % renewal energy supply of the Spanish National Energy Commission (CNE).
Interxion is a member of the Uptime Institute EMEA, Green Grid and founding partner of enerTIC (Spanish platform for ICT companies to improve energy efficiency).
For Robert Assink, Managing Director of Interxion in Spain, "this certification is part of Interxion’s ongoing commitment to its sustainability strategy. Building data centers with high energy efficiency and low carbon footprint is essential to us, because the ability to make a better use of resources will have an impact on our customers and on society. Data centers consume large amounts of energy, so it is very important to rationalize the spending and get energy from renewable sources.