Iron Mountain Launches First of its Kind Renewable Energy Utilization Data Center Solution
Green Power Pass helps Iron Mountain’s data center colocation customers reach their goals for sustainability, green power and greenhouse gas reduction
BOSTON: Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced the launch of a new data center renewable energy reporting solution called Green Power Pass. The first solution of its kind in the data center industry, Green Power Pass is an industry endorsed, fully-transparent solution for companies seeking to report greenhouse gas or CO2 reductions associated with the green power they consume at Iron Mountain data centers. Available immediately to all Iron Mountain colocation customers, GPP covers power consumed at every Iron Mountain data center across the globe.
Data center energy load can represent a significant percentage of an organization’s overall environmental footprint. For organizations focused on reducing that impact, Green Power Pass can help demonstrate their commitment to, and fulfillment of, carbon and emission reduction goals in line with initiatives such as RE100, Science Based Carbon Targets, and CDP reporting. In the past, the only option would have been to use complex third-party contracting processes to purchase offsets or renewable energy credits. In keeping with Iron Mountain’s commitment to offering 100 percent renewable energy in its data center division, early adopter customers through June 30, 2019 can receive these credits free of charge.
Iron Mountain’s Green Power Pass is built on the foundation of the company’s 100 percent renewable energy colocation offering, a transparent accounting process, and the new carbon reporting protocol released by the Future of Internet Power (FoIP) working group. Reporting is standardized, easier and faster, delivering peace of mind for organizations looking to achieve their sustainability commitments through an annual certificate of attestation validating that 100 percent of the power they use at Iron Mountain is from qualifying renewable resources. Additionally, they receive a detailed report on their power consumption and full documentation on the amount, source, and chain-of-custody of the wind, solar or other renewable electricity associated with that Iron Mountain facility.
“Iron Mountain’s Green Power Pass is an exciting breakthrough for the data center industry and a wonderful demonstration of the power of collaboration between industry and NGOs” said Miranda Ballentine CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance. “By being the first product to come to market that uses the Future of Internet Power’s Requirements for Supplier-Procured Renewable Energy, Iron Mountain is showing the way for data center customers to easily access the benefits of green electricity. Now all colocation and cloud customers of any size can be part of the movement to increase demand and help realize the goal of an internet powered by 100% renewable energy.”
Iron Mountain stands alongside early adopters and fellow renewable energy leaders Akamai, Arizona State University, and WeWork. These organizations, committed to global sustainability, are the first customers to adopt Green Power Pass, and delivered valuable feedback as Iron Mountain developed the solution.
“Akamai believes that operating our business with a small environmental footprint is fundamental to unlocking the potential of the internet and an essential value for our customers and the communities in which we operate,” said Dr. Robert Blumofe, executive vice president, Platform & general manager, Enterprise Division. “We strive to incorporate our sustainability principles into our business relationships by seeking similar commitments from our major suppliers. We are pleased to be a launch partner of Iron Mountain’s Green Power Pass allowing us to deliver services to our customers in a sustainable and socially responsible way through 100% renewable power.”
“Green Power Pass is a significant step in the renewable energy journey for Iron Mountain, our data center customers, and the industry,” said Kevin Hagen, vice president of environmental, social & governance strategy, Iron Mountain. “Our first step was to find cost-effective renewable energy solutions for our business. With GPP we can now pass through those benefits to our customs and finally, by building GPP on a new collaborative industry protocol, we’re showing that all data center providers can deliver this kind of solution. More customer access means more green power demand and that will unleash market forces that we believe will result in a greener grid for everyone. It’s a sustainable business shift that is good for our customers, our business, our industry, and the environment.”
For more information on Iron Mountain data centers and the Green Power Pass, visit http://ironmountain.com/datacenters.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 90 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in over 50 countries, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include information management, digital transformation, secure storage, secure destruction, as well as data centers, cloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a digital way of working. Visit http://www.ironmountain.com for more information.