Infomart Data Centers launches sustainability initiatives at Ashburn facility
12 July 2018 | Natalie Bannerman
Infomart Data Centers, a US wholesale carrier-neutral data centre provide, has confirmed progress of its sustainability initiatives.
The news comes as the company reinforces its commitment to environmental responsibility and to date has recycled in excess of 1.8 million pounds of steel, aluminium, copper, batteries and other materials when it retrofitted the former Dulles Technology Center in Loudoun County, Virginia, in addition to making donations with the proceeds to charities in the area.
“A key business challenge is how to align Infomart’s sustainability strategy with that of our clients, and we have achieved this by recycling, reusing and repurposing whenever possible,” said Dan Ephraim, vice president of sales at Infomart Data Centers. “Our core objective is to think beyond the traditional construct of sustainability and identify new ways to responsibly extend the life of the property. Clients can feel confident that our commitment to sustainability is well-aligned with their corporate objectives.”
Phase 1 of Infomart’s Ashburn facility was completed in June 2017, consisting of three 2MW – 3MW, 10,000-square-foot data centre suites, with the facility capacity totalling 18 MW. The facility also features true 2N+1 IT critical power redundancy. Infomart will deliver real-time PUE metrics as well as mechanical and electrical infrastructure data through Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) portal that will give its clients control and performance transparency.
“Infomart Data Centers demonstrates exemplary environmental responsibility to the Loudoun community through its sustainability initiatives,” added Buddy Rizer, executive director at Loudoun Economic Development. “Infomart is setting the standard with its material recycling initiatives, commitment to energy efficiency and its contributions to charities supporting the local community. I salute them for being an involved and engaged member of the local community.”
The first of six new data centre suites at its Ashburn facility was completed last month. Infomart has invested heavily in the complete refurbishment of the site’s infrastructure and interior, positioning the facility to offer industry leading mechanical and electrical resiliency.