Internap Corporation has announced that its Dallas data center, located at 1221 Coit Road in Plano, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the industrial facility performs in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
"We take great pride in our Dallas data center being the fourth INAP facility to achieve the Energy Star certification seal," stated Corey Needles, senior vice president and general manager of INAP Colo. "This achievement exemplifies our continued commitment to keeping our facilities as operationally efficient as possible while simultaneously being responsible stewards of the environment."
"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