Commercial, Energy Efficiency - November 27, 2018
Equinix plots energy efficiency for new data center
Equinix announced it will build a new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center at its Slough campus in London. The data center, called LD7, will provide interconnection and colocation to businesses to support their IT transformation initiatives and adoption of the cloud while supporting the digital infrastructure of the UK.
“As part of Equinix's commitment to its long-term goal of using 100% clean and renewable energy and lowering its carbon footprint for its global platform, LD7 has been designed to provide an energy-efficient foundation on which customers can accelerate their business in this era of digital transformation,” Equinix reported in a statement. The LD7 data center will be built to LEED gold certified standards.
Energy efficiency will be achieved at the site with the aid of an innovative chilled water system in combination with an Adiabatic heat rejection system. This will contribute to LD7 having lower energy consumption and a smaller carbon footprint than other facilities of its kind.
LD7 will be one of the most technologically advanced colocation data centers in the world and will be a major addition to our thriving London Slough campus, said Russell Poole, managing director, UK, Equinix. “This latest data center will also act as a sustainability benchmark for future data centers – something we are very passionate about."
The data center is expected to cost approximately $120 million and will open in the second quarter of 2019.
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