Telehouse, a leading provider of global data centres and managed ICT solutions, has announced that it's London Docklands data centre site, which houses the IT infrastructure of almost 500 major international organisations, now purchases 100% renewable energy from UK provider SmartestEnergy.
SmartestEnergy is the UK's leading purchaser and supplier of electricity from independent generators. The 100% renewable energy purchased by Telehouse is generated by projects throughout the UK using a variety of sources including wind, solar, hydropower and anaerobic digestion. For Telehouse, the move to renewable energy further strengthens its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. In February this year, the Telehouse London sites were awarded the Carbon Trust Standard. Based on a stringent, independent assessment, the Carbon Trust Standard certifies that organisations have measured, managed and reduced its carbon emissions across its own operations, and are committed to reducing it year-on-year.
According to Tokuji Mitsui, managing director of Telehouse and KDDI Europe, the move to renewable energy was the natural next step on the green agenda: "The biggest challenge we face at Telehouse is to improve our energy efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint, and in order to support this challenge Telehouse has worked closely with industry leading partners and
regulators. We are committed to our environmental responsibilities and continue to work to align our business strategy with our green ethics wherever possible."