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Category: Green Rankings

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Rackspace – London, United Kingdom

Rackspace – London, United Kingdom

| June 4, 2014 | Reply

London, United Kingdom Completed in 2014 Rackspace’s London data center was built by Digital Realty. They used the open compute project backed by Facebook to achieve a power efficient data center. At full capacity this facility can reach up to 10 megawatts. This facility has brought attention to England as a location for data centers. […]

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Google – Hamina, Finland

Google – Hamina, Finland

| June 4, 2014 | Reply

Hamina, Finland In 2013, Google collaborated with the Swedish wind-farm developer O2 in order to make a deal providing energy for the Hamina, Finland data center the next 10 years. This was the fourth long term renewable energy contract that Google has made and the first in Europe. The wind farm O2 has built  powers […]

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Apple – Reno, Nevada

Apple – Reno, Nevada

| June 4, 2014 | Reply

Reno, Nevada In 2013, Apple completed 20,000 square feet of its Reno, Nevada data center. This facility will be one of the greenest data centers in the world. It is expected that this data center will be going up in several of our rankings. Currently the Reno facility uses 2.5 megawatts at full capacity. This […]

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Google – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Google – Council Bluffs, Iowa

| June 4, 2014 | Reply

Council Bluffs, Iowa The first data center of our renewable input ranking is part of Google’s $1.5 billion plant to create Internet infrastructure in Council Bluffs. Google has built this facility that uses 100% renewable energy on a 1,000 acre field in Iowa. This facility produces a whopping 407 megawatts of renewable energy. This facility […]

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Google – Pryor, Oklahoma

Google – Pryor, Oklahoma

| June 4, 2014 | Reply

Pryor, Oklahoma Since 2007 Google has spent $700 million on their data center in Mayes County, Oklahoma. This data center is home to 100 Google employees. A google data center such as this one uses on average, 50% less energy than a typical data center. In 2011, Google purchased all of the energy from NextEra […]

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Facebook – Lulea, Sweden

Facebook – Lulea, Sweden

| June 3, 2014 | Reply

Lulea, Sweden Combining their new “Rapid Deployment Data Center” (RDDC) design for the building, hardware infrastructure built to Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications and from hydroelectric power, generated from the nearby Lule River, Facebook’s Swedish Luleå facility will become the model for future green data center designs. Metric Value Ranking Size (sq. ft.) 290,000 N/A […]

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Apple – Prineville, Oregon

Apple – Prineville, Oregon

| June 3, 2014 | Reply

Prineville, Oregon Apple is purchasing Renewable Energy Credits (REC) to contract wind energy for 100 % of the load of its Prineville facility. They has also taken over a hydroelectric project in central Oregon to help augment the facilities future power requirements. Metric Value Ranking Size (sq. ft.) 600,000 N/A Investment ($) 300 million N/A Power […]

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Facebook – Altoona, Iowa

Facebook – Altoona, Iowa

| June 2, 2014 | Reply

Altoona, Iowa Facebook takes pride in having green data centers and chose Altoona, IA for one of their newest expected to cost them a total of $1.5 billion. The 476,000 square foot data center will take advantage of wind and other renewable energy to power the 138 megawatt data center. Facebook chose the location in […]

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Microsoft – San Antonio, Texas

Microsoft – San Antonio, Texas

| June 2, 2014 | Reply

San Antonio, Texas Microsoft showed its dedication to green energy when it invested in a 20 year agreement RES Americas wind farm for 100% of its energy.  By the end of 2015 the Keechi Wind Farm Project will contain 55 turbines capable of handling the 300 megawatts of power that the San Antonio, Texas data […]

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Apple – Maiden, North Carolina

Apple – Maiden, North Carolina

| June 2, 2014 | Reply

Maiden, North Carolina Edging out the Google and Microsoft facilities, Apple’s Maiden, NC facility ranks in at  number two on our list. The data center itself sits on 183 acres of land that Apple purchased to help run the center and rumor has it that they are looking to buy another 75 acres right across the […]

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