Metronode Achieves Highest NABERS Rating for Australian Data Centre Energy Efficiency Confirming its Market-Leading Position

 In Media Release

Sydney February 2016 – Australia’s number one, carrier neutral data centre provider, Metronode, today announced it had achieved the top NABERS rating for data centre energy efficiency at its Silverwater facility, higher than any other data centre in the country

Managing Director Josh Griggs said the Silverwater data centre had been awarded a 4.5 NABERS rating and it was expected Metronode’s Illawarra and Melbourne data centres would also be awarded a 4.5 NABERS rating within the next two months.

NABERS is an Australian rating system, managed nationally by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage on behalf of Federal, state and territory governments, that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings.

“Sustainable energy efficiency has been a primary consideration for Metronode with each of the data centres we have built and we now have tangible economic outcomes for our customers,” Josh Griggs said.

“The NSW Government, one of our key tenants in our Silverwater and Illawarra data centres, believes it will save more than $50m in benefits from 2013-2018. That is equivalent in terms of emissions to taking 18,400 cars off the road every day.”

Mr Griggs highlighted Metronode’s commitment to operational sustainability, as evidenced by achieving another first with Tier III Certification of Operational Sustainability – Gold from the Uptime Institute in September 2015 for its Silverwater and Illawarra facilities, the first provider to receive the globally-recognised certification in the Asia Pacific region.

“Energy costs will continue to rise and every organisation has a corporate responsibility to continually assess its carbon footprint,” Mr Griggs said.

“Metronode works with its customers to provide critical data centre infrastructure that meets their productivity, reliability and availability demands while using the least possible energy resources.

“We know that our energy efficient technologies reduce costs, mitigate operational risk, enhance environmental performance and boost corporate credibility for our customers.

“The formal endorsement of NABERS with a 4.5 rating is further proof of our market position as Australia’s number one data centre provider,” he said.

“We are now working towards a NABERS rating of 5.0, which we believe we will achieve later this year.”

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Metronode is Australia’s number one, carrier neutral, data centre provider, with state-of-the-art facilities in seven cities.

Powered by efficient, flexible colocation solutions, Metronode’s 10 market-leading facilities have high density capacity – five of our data centres can accommodate up to 30kw per rack – to support your business requirements, ensuring you can innovate, perform and grow at lightning speed because how, where and who you trust to store and manage your data has never mattered more.

Our highly-accredited teams operate at the highest standards and will adapt to meet the needs of our customers and the ever changing-business landscape.

Since 2002, Metronode has helped enterprise, government and service providers connect, protect and evolve across Australia, through our 100% uptime data centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Wollongong.  www.metronode.com.au

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