Go Green with Green Power Pass

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Green Power Pass is an industry endorsed, fully-transparent solution for companies seeking to report greenhouse gas or CO2 reductions associated with the green power they consume at Iron Mountain data centers.

May 10, 20196 mins
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Data center energy loads can represent a large part of your organization's footprint. If you're looking for a way to reduce that impact, we can help.

Introducing Green Power Pass, a renewable energy reporting solution that is the first of its kind in the industry. Green Power Pass is an industry-endorsed, fully-transparent solution for companies seeking to report greenhouse gas or CO2 reductions associated with the green power they consume at Iron Mountain data centers.

Green Power Pass can help you reach your goal for sustainability, green power and greenhouse gas reduction – and you can be part of a movement to increase demand and help realize the goal of an internet powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

The challenge

Iron Mountain has invested heavily in wind farms and solar power plants, and we're proud to say that our data center division is powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

In the past, however, our colocation customers had no way to stake their own claim in Iron Mountain's power, even though their colocation was powered by green energy. The only way to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability was to purchase offsets or renewable energy credits.

The solution

The Future of Internet Power (FoIP), a consortium that includes contributors from public reporting agencies like CDP and WRI, recognized the problem and brought together a powerful collection of the biggest colocation customers, suppliers and other stakeholders, including Iron Mountain.

Convened by Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), the industry and non-profit collaboration published a"best practice" protocol for data center customers to report the benefits of green power contracted by data center owners.

Iron Mountain's Green Power Pass is built on the new carbon reporting protocol released by the Future of Internet Power(FoIP) working group and based on our 100 percent renewable energy colocation offering.

With Green Power Pass and our transparent accounting process, we can now pass those renewable energy benefits on to you. Your organization can take credit for the green energy that we're buying.

How does Green Power pass work?

Green Power Pass customers receive an annual certificate of attestation validating that 100 percent of the green power they use at Iron Mountain is acceptable in their reporting.

In addition, you'll receive a detailed report on your power consumption and full documentation on the amount, source, and chain-of-custody of the wind, solar or other renewable electricity associated with your Iron Mountain facility.

Green Power Pass

  • Available to all Iron Mountain data center customers
  • Covers power consumed at every Iron Mountain data center
  • Fully compliant with and built upon the FoIP practices
  • Customers receive an annual certificate of attestation
  • Certifies 100% of power consumed as usable in reporting
  • Order 24x7x365 via portal or direct request to account team
  • Early Adopter Program makes this free of charge for customers that sign up before 12/31/19

Leading the way

Early adopters such as Akamai, Arizona State University and WeWork have already put Green Power Pass to use.

Green Power Pass opens the door for thousands of companies to have access to renewable energy for their data center footprint. More customer access means more green power demand – and that will lead to a greener grid for everyone. Enroll in Green Power Pass today and be part of the solution.

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