BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) announced that it has purchased 86 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy certificates to power five of its zColo data centers in Illinois, Texas and New Jersey. The purchase is part of Zayo’s new emphasis on sustainability, which includes the support of green, renewable energy alternatives. The renewable energy certificate program is expected to result in significant annual savings.
As a result of Zayo’s purchase, the company is now an EPA Green Power Partner. Green power is zero-emissions electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints.
"EPA applauds Zayo Group Holdings for its commitment to using green power and helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said James Critchfield, program manager of EPA’s Green Power Partnership. "Zayo is demonstrating leadership by furthering the case for accessible, affordable green power use and provides an excellent example for other businesses in the tech and telecom sector.”
“Sustainability is aligned with our values at Zayo and addresses our customers’ requests for green power and other environmentally responsible practices,” said TJ Karklins, senior vice president of Zayo’s zColo business segment. “This initiative represents a vital next step in our long-term commitment to sustainability.”
zColo also has other projects underway in its 46 data centers to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption, including upgraded power and HVAC components, airflow management upgrades, lighting retrofits and other improvements.
For more information about zColo, please visit zayo.com.
About Zayo Group
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 122,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud infrastructure in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides clients with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth and services. For more information, visit zayo.com.
About EPA’s Green Power Partnership
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,400 Partner organizations voluntarily using billions of 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 www.epa.gov/greenpower.
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