LEED Certification Equinix is committed to building green data centers

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification for sustainable practices.

Equinix is committed to green data centers.  All new IBX® data centers globally are evaluated for LEED certification during the design and construction process.  

About LEED Certification

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance. The LEED rating systems are developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees, which include diverse groups of volunteers representing a cross-section of the building and construction industry. Key elements of the process include a balanced and transparent committee structure, technical advisory groups that ensure scientific consistency and rigor, opportunities for stakeholder comment and review, member ballot of new rating systems, and fair and open appeals.

Learn more at the U.S. Green Building Council website.

Standards & Compliance

  • SSAE16 Compliant Data Centers in the United States and Canada

    Equinix is committed to operating SSAE16 compliant data centers in the United States and Canada and meeting the rigorous standards and business continuity needs of global businesses.
  • ISO Certified Data Centers in Europe and Asia

    Equinix offers 19 ISO Certified data centers in five markets across Europe, including France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
  • LEED Certified Data Centers

    Equinix is committed to green building practices, pursuing LEED certification for all new data centers, which are evaluated for LEED certification during the design and construction process.

Green Initiatives

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Working Towards a Sustainable Future

Equinix is at the forefront of innovating and driving technologies that increase the efficiency of building, operating and running our data centers.

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Europe Faces Green and Efficiency Tipping Point

Customers of European data centers face growing demands for compliance with environmental standards and for greater energy efficiency. Equinix is helping them navigate the new requirements, and seize the opportunities to improve energy efficiency, refine their green IT credentials, and cut costs.

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