Press Releases: 2011
EPA Recognizes Datapipe with a Green Power Leadership Award
Jersey City, N.J. - November 16, 2011- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen Datapipe as one of ten organizations nationwide to receive a Green Power Leadership Award for its green power purchase. The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. The EPA presented the award to Datapipe, a global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, at an event held in conjunction with the 2011 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Francisco, Calif., on November 16, 2011.
Datapipe is currently purchasing nearly 56 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually to meet 100 percent of the organization’s electricity use. According to the U.S. EPA, this is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 7,000 passenger vehicles per year, or the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of nearly 6,000 average American homes annually.
"EPA’s Green Power Leadership Award winners are driving the development of new renewable energy sources and demonstrating that green power makes good environmental and business sense,” said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for the EPA. “We applaud Datapipe's efforts and hope that other organizations follow their lead.”
Green power is electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, biomass, and low-impact hydro. Purchases of green power help accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.
“In an industry known for considerable power consumption, Datapipe has a responsibility to continually support long-term sustainability worldwide,” said Robb Allen, Datapipe CEO. “We are grateful to receive this recognition from the EPA commending our initiative to power our U.S. facilities with 100 percent renewable energy.”
Beyond the utilization of renewable energy, Datapipe has made it a priority to take conservation measures into account at each of its data centers. For example, Datapipe utilizes a 99% efficient Universal Power Source Energy Saver System and has installed a Econo Cooling Configuration, which optimizes the efficiency of Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units, resulting in a 55 percent power savings. In addition to supporting clean energy, Datapipe supports several internal green initiatives. These include recycling and waste reduction programs, mass transit incentives and sustainable services, such as paperless billing.
Datapipe offers a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services, including cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, colocation and data centers. Datapipe delivers those services from the world’s most influential technical and financial markets including New York metro, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
About EPA’s Green Power Partnership
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has close to 1,300 Partner organizations voluntarily purchasing more than 21 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies, small and medium-sized businesses, local, state, and federal governments, and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.
About the Green Power Leadership Awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) co-sponsors the annual Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for Resource Solutions. EPA recognizes winners in the following awards categories: Green Power Partner of the Year, On-site Generation, Green Power Purchasing, and Green Power Community of the Year. EPA’s Purchaser awards recognize the exceptional achievement among EPA Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves through green power procurement, market leadership, overall green power strategy, and overall impact on the green power market. The Awards are held in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets Conference. For additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/awards.