Sustainable Green Data Centers
Sustainable Green Data Centers
A Sustainable Partner for the Future
Sustainability is a massive part of Iron Mountain’s future. Currently, we use 100% renewable energy to power all of our data centers across the globe and offer the industry’s most unique green data center solution, Green Power Pass. Iron Mountain is also the first company to construct a BREEAM design-certified data center in North America.
Secure, Sustainable & Scalable
Iron Mountain is committed to data center solutions that are socially and environmentally responsible. Companies choose Iron Mountain for our ability to help them achieve their own sustainability goals. As the provider of energy for client's off site IT equipment, Iron Mountain is a key provider to our customers total renewable energy purchases.
We were the first colocation signatory to The Climate Pledge and the only provider in the world committed to meeting every kilowatt hour of usage with local carbon free energy, every hour of each day, everywhere.
Each newly constructed colocation site will achieve BREEAM green building certification and we're investing in our existing fleet of facilities to maximize energy efficiency and water conservation. In fact, AZP-2 in Phoenix, Arizona, is the first-ever BREEAM design-certified data center in North America.
Customers in Iron Mountain Data Centers recognize the power their IT equipment consumes at Iron Mountain as their own energy footprint, and recognize it as 100% renewable using Iron Mountain's Green Power Pass product in alignment with GHG reporting protocols. We purchase impactful renewable energy at scale and provide it to clients as they need it, from a single rack to an entire data hall.
Iron Mountain Data Center Offers:
ISO 50001 (energy management)
ISO 14001 (environmental management)
Green Power Pass
Data Centers Powered by 100% Renewable Energy
BREEAM Certified Data Center Design At Select Locations
Operational efficiency is a function of good design. We recycle and share heat from facilities wherever practical, and adapt the facility to the site. For instance, in our WPA-1 underground data center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we take advantage of an underground aquifer to minimize the energy required for data hall cooling. Our data centers include many of the newest and most energy-efficient builds in the colocation industry. We set our own efficiency standards and design our own processes, with real-time PUE reporting (there is currently no standard-related obligation to report this data). Our current design PUE is as low as 1.2.
Green Power Pass (GPP)
Every customer can enjoy our award-winning Green Power Pass, the industry’s first ever comprehensive green data center solution for companies seeking to share the benefits of Iron Mountain’s CO2 reduction. Green Power Pass covers power consumed at every Iron Mountain data center around the globe.
Reporting is standardized, easy and fast, delivering peace of mind for customers looking to achieve their sustainability commitments fast. An annual Certificate of Attestation validates that 100% of the power you use at Iron Mountain is from qualifying renewable resources.
In GPP’s first year it was applied to well over 100 million kW/hrs of customer power, and this number is growing year-on-year as more customers see the benefits the program brings. GPP is also for the greater good of the industry, showing the way forward for other operators and encouraging the broader move to a greener grid.
Green Power Pass: What Our Customers Say
Akamai believes that operating our business with a small environmental footprint is fundamental to unlocking the potential of the internet and an essential value for our customers and the communities in which we operate. We are pleased to be a launch partner of Iron Mountain’s Green Power Pass allowing us to deliver services to our customers in a sustainable and socially responsible way through 100% renewable power.
- EVP Platform & General Manager, Enterprise Division, Akamai
On-Site Solar Generation
We don’t just rely on third parties, we also fund and build our own on-site renewable systems. In 2019 we underlined our renewables commitment by constructing the largest rooftop solar installation of any data center in the USA. The 7.2 MW-rated solar installation at Iron Mountain's data center in Edison, New Jersey now generates more than 9 Million KW/hrs per year.
100% Renewable Data Centers100% renewable, each hour of every day. Since 2017 Iron Mountain Data Centers has provided 100% renewable energy for all facilities worldwide. Achieving this drove a 52% reduction in greenhouse gas emission across the group from its 2016 baseline, enabling us to reach our emission reduction target 6 years early. This makes Iron Mountain one of a handful of businesses worldwide in alignment with Paris Climate Accord targets.
Sustainable Data Center Partners
Iron Mountain is a proactive member of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance> (REBA). REBA works across customers, suppliers, and policymakers to identify barriers to buying renewable energy and develop solutions that meet growing demand. In collaboration with REBA we are demonstrating that renewable energy is not only environmentally and socially responsible, it’s also cost effective and reliable, with stable costs and long-term fixed contracts.
We also work closely with the Future of Internet Power a group of 10 of the biggest cloud and internet users. The group works to develop industry best practices on GHG reporting for offsite data center operations. We collaborated with them to develop the new carbon credit protocols that underpin our award-winning Green Power Pass.