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GREENPEACE: Switch scores highest among any class
of company

“The leaders—Apple, Google, Facebook, and now Switch—have shown a commitment and ability to remain focused on longer term plays to open monopoly markets to renewables.” — Greenpeace, The Clicking Clean Report

Switch. The definitive leader among any class of company.

Since January 1, 2016, Switch data centers run on 100% renewable energy. Guided by the vision of Founder and CEO Rob Roy, Switch continues to work on ensuring the sustainable growth of the Internet. This effort has been recognized by Greenpeace in its latest Clicking Clean Report where Switch scores all A grades, the highest rating for any class of company – and is the definitive leader among colocation operators.

Greenpeace's Clicking Clean Report

Switch Sustainability Initiative

The Switch Sustainability Initiative has driven all Switch data centers in North America to be run by 100% renewable energy. Switch’s patented and patent pending innovations in design, power, cooling and density resulted in significant efficiencies and outstanding annual PUE ratings. In addition to the Uptime Institute’s Tier IV Gold standards, Switch Tech and Switch Design are so advanced they are praised as Tier 5 Platinum or Tier “Elite”. Switch meets and exceeds the standards of IEEE, ANSI, ASHRAE, 24/7, ISO 9001, SAS 70/SSAE-16, BICSI, the Green Grid Association and more.

Data Center Sector, Switch LAS VEGAS 8 — The Core Campus, Las Vegas, Nevada

Emissions and Power Usage Data

Leading Power and Cooling Efficiency

Switch’s power and cooling technologies allow us to provide a density of up to 42kW per cabinet and achieve annual PUE ratings of 1.18 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and an estimated 1.20 in Reno, Nevada.

ONE SECTOR BEST MONTHLY AVERAGE

PUE 1.08

ONE SECTOR BEST ANNUAL AVERAGE

PUE 1.18

SEASONED SECTORS 12 MONTH TRAILING AVERAGE

PUE 1.23

SECTOR COLD AISLE TEMPERATURE

68-71°F

(ANNUAL AVERAGE)
SECTOR AVERAGE HUMIDITY

38-45%

(ANNUAL AVERAGE)
SECTOR ANNUAL AVERAGE

CUE 0.00

Switch Sustainability Initiative

In 2016, Switch began construction of two solar power stations in Las Vegas, Nevada with a combined 180MW of capacity. These facilities have the ability to

  • Power all Switch data centers with 100% renewable energy
  • Remove the equivalent of 50,000 cars off the road
  • Eliminate 265,000 carbon tons of emission from the environment
Switch STATION 1, Las Vegas, Nevada

Water

Switch also applies sustainability initiatives to protecting the world’s most precious resource: water. Through industry partnerships, Switch helped pioneer and develop proprietary technology that eliminates chemicals from our cooling systems, while increasing efficiency by over 400% and saving more than 110 million gallons of water in just 3 years.

Switch Cooling Towers, Switch LAS VEGAS 8 — The Core Campus, Las Vegas, Nevada

Public Declarations

Switch is actively involved in working with policy makers and key influencers to make change happen for the better.

Switch Joins WWF/WRI Renewable Buyers’ Energy Principles

In January 2016, Switch announced plans to run its Pyramid Campus on 100% renewable energy. It started working with local utility Consumers Energy to develop a comprehensive plan to achieve this vision and will be 100% renewable as the facility opens.

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Energy Choice Initiative

Switch was one of two primary supporters for the ballot initiative in the state of Nevada, USA to create a well-regulated open-energy market. This ballot was successfully passed with 73% of the vote – making it the most successful ballot in Nevada’s history. The result of this initiative extends not only to businesses who operate in Nevada, but also to the residents of this state.

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Switch Leads Consumers Energy’s Program To Bring Renewable Energy to Michigan

Switch Data Center in Grand Rapids Would Be New Program’s First Customer. Consumers Energy is making good on its commitment to a clean Michigan future by working with large businesses that want to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy.

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