"INAP now places in the top three nationally for data center operators with Energy Star certification," Needles concluded. "We're excited to remain in a leadership position in the energy efficient data center conversation."
Only 101 data centers nationally have been bestowed with the ENERGY STAR certification. Unique to this and other INAP facilities is achieving this certification while providing high-power density infrastructure services; meaning customers can power more of their equipment in the colocation environment using less space; which saves the customers unnecessary space and infrastructure cost.
"Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment," said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. "From the plant floor to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their facilities more efficient and earning EPA's ENERGY STAR certification."
To earn the ENERGY STAR certification, INAP collected and shared 12 full months of detailed total energy spend ("data center energy intensity") meeting the stipulated guidelines and procured and installed energy-efficient appliances and infrastructures. Moreover, among ENERGY STAR-certified data centers, the INAP Dallas Data Center is:
- 1.8 times more energy efficient than the national average for data centers (92 ENERGY STAR performance rating)
- 19.4% below the national average of energy intensity – the amount of energy the data center consumes
- 19.4% below the national average of greenhouse gas emissions – based on an analysis of the data center's power consumption, utility provider and the power plant
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 65 different kinds of products, 1.4 million new homes, and 20,000 commercial buildings and industrial plants that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR.
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Industrial Facilities: www.energystar.gov/labeledbuildings
About Internap Corporation
Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP) is a leading technology provider of internet infrastructure through both Colocation Services, including Colo, Network Services, and Managed Hosting, and Cloud Services, including enterprise AgileCLOUD 2.0, Bare-metal Servers, and iWeb platforms. INAP's global IP and robust North American high-capacity network serves its 15 owned Tier 3-type data centers, 35 high-end partner facilities, and points of presence in 26 markets around the world. INAP has transformed from its 1996 start in IP connectivity services into a high-touch local provider of state-of-the-art, enterprise-grade facilities and network infrastructure fulfilling customers' increasing demand for high-power density, low-latency bandwidth and cloud services globally. For more information, visit www.inap.com.
Carolyn Capaccio/Jody Burfening
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