London-based colocation provider London Data Exchange (LDeX) announced that it has signed contracts with a new energy supplier to deliver 100 percent renewable energy to its North West London data center, LDeX1.
“LDeX’s 3 year road map was to operate our data centres on 100% renewable energy. To do this within LDeX1’s first year of operation is something we are very proud of," said Robin Garbutt, LDeX CEO. "In an age where energy costs are rising and mounting pressure is put on businesses to take their impact on the environment seriously, we feel we have hit a sensible balance in committing to renewable energy in 2013.“
In addition, LDeX is one of a small number of data centre operators in the UK to have achieved the ISO50001 standard for Energy Management. The ISO50001 standard recognises a responsible approach to energy usage by organisations that pro-actively minimise their energy wastage by instilling responsible energy management processes and monitoring into their organisations.
“Switching to 100% renewable energy is the latest in a string of environmentally responsible initiatives undertaken at LDeX to reduce our environmental impact," said Garbutt. "Using 100% renewable energy ensures that we receive all our energy from 100% renewable energy sources and the ISO50001 guidelines guarantee that we maximise all energy sourced, minimising wastage and any resulting unnecessary CO2 emissions.”