ATLANTA, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance Internet infrastructure services, today announced that its New York Metro area data center, located in Secaucus, N.J., has received two highly coveted ratings for green design and energy efficiency. The facility is the first in New Jersey, and one of only a select few around the country, to become LEED Platinum certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which is recognized across the globe as the primary mark of achievement in green building. Internap's data center has also achieved ENERGY STAR certification, a program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify ways in which energy efficiency can be measured, documented and implemented in data centers.
"According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, U.S. data centers are expected to use a staggering 139 billion kilowatt hours of energy annually by 2020. Businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the potential environmental impact and seeking data center infrastructure providers that build and operate facilities with sustainability in mind," said Randy Ortiz, vice president of data center design and engineering at Internap. "Achieving top LEED Platinum and ENERGY STAR ratings is a testament to Internap's continued leadership in designing the most energy efficient data centers possible and reinforces our commitment to the growing number of customers who prioritize sustainability."
Receiving both LEED and ENERGY STAR certifications reflects the innovative green design of Internap's Secaucus facility, which incorporates outdoor air economizers, variable frequency drivers on chillers and pumps and cold aisle/hot aisle containment zones. While the ENERGY STAR rating focuses solely on the energy-efficient power supplies and reporting on power consumption and savings, LEED looks at a variety of factors that contribute to the sustainability of a data center, from building materials to indoor environmental quality and the efficient use of water. LEED also considers external sustainability factors associated with employee access to public transportation and whether the building is addressing environmental priorities for the geographic region. Notable metrics that contributed to Internap's LEED Platinum certification included:
- Energy efficiency – 97 percent of the equipment Internap used for the facility was ENERGY STAR certified, including the computers, printers and refrigerators. This led to a near perfect ENERGY STAR equipment rating.
- Waste management – Internap put in place a highly efficient construction waste management plan to direct building teams on recycling policies. As a result, 91 percent of all construction and demolition debris was diverted from landfills and redirected to recycling facilities.
- Local materials – 58 percent of all construction materials were manufactured regionally, within a radius of 500 miles. The USGBC recognizes any building that uses at least 20 percent of its construction materials from local sources as a significant achievement, making Internap's results exemplary.
- Water conservation –Internap's high-efficiency water closets, urinals, lavatories and sinks resulted in water usage reduction of 46 percent.
- Recycled building materials – 44 percent of all construction materials contained recycled content from pre- and post-consumer materials.
- Green cleaning and green pest control – Internap's green cleaning and pest control program creates an environment that is free of hazardous chemicals and improves air quality.
Opened in 2013, Internap's New York Metro area data center was designed to serve customers' growing demand for hybrid infrastructure services that can address a wide range of performance-sensitive applications and workloads. The highly redundant and scalable facility offers high-density colocation and managed hosting services, with the ability to support power draws of up to 18kW per rack for more efficient customer growth. The data center also features Internap's OpenStack-powered public cloud and bare-metal cloud. Internap's infrastructure services are powered by the company's global Performance IP™ connectivity and Content Delivery Network, which leverage patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer™ (MIRO) technology to deliver application traffic over the fastest Internet path more than 99% of the time.
Internap also holds a mix of LEED, Green Globes and ENERGY STAR certifications at its data centers in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and Santa Clara, underscoring the company's continued focus on green design and energy efficiency. Internap's Santa Clara data center was the first in the U.S. to achieve Green Globes certification, a green building assessment program that helps commercial building owners advance environmental performance and sustainability through rigorous third-party assessment and comprehensive site visits.
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Internap is the high-performance Internet infrastructure provider that powers the applications shaping the way we live, work and play. Our hybrid infrastructure delivers performance without compromise – blending virtual and bare-metal cloud, hosting and colocation services across a global network of data centers, optimized from the application to the end user and backed by rock-solid customer support and a 100% uptime guarantee. Since 1996, the most innovative companies have relied on Internap to make their applications faster and more scalable. For more information, visit www.internap.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the design and efficiency of our data centers and the benefits that our customers and the communities in which they live may receive from them. Because such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include whether the characteristics of our data centers are attractive to customers; the actual performance of our Internet infrastructure services; the reaction and behavior of customers and the market to our company, including our data centers; our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; the availability of services from Internet network service providers or network service providers providing network access loops and local loops on favorable terms, or at all; failure of third party suppliers to deliver their products and services on favorable terms, or at all; failures in our network operations centers, data centers, network access points or computer systems; our ability to provide or improve Internet infrastructure services to our customers; and our ability to protect our intellectual property, as well as other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statement for any reason.
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