NEXTDC is passionate (well, very, very serious) about operating an infrastructure platform that is more reliable, secure and energy efficient. We build and operate a footprint of the most energy efficient data centres in the country.
Sustainability is embedded in our corporate DNA, with our in-house team of engineers dedicated to building and continuously looking for ways to fine tune our fleet and consistently maintain the most operationally sustainable data centres in the market. With the transformational pressures experienced in the current environment NEXTDC is devoted to driving continuous improvement in energy efficiency and sustainability. Our facilities are designed, engineered and operated at a level of energy efficiency that is superior to competitors in the market. It’s an achievement that also allows us to support our customers in their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and impact on the environment.
Our industry-leading Power Utilisation Effectiveness (PUE) ratios, National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) 5-Star rated facilities and carbon neutral corporate operations are key outcomes from our commitment to environmental sustainability. PUE is a metric that matches total energy consumption by a data centre in comparison to the load required to run the computer equipment in the facility. In FY20, we achieved a national average PUE of 1.3 compared to the industry average of approximately 1.7. The difference is very significant indeed and a testament to the focus we apply to energy efficiency.
NEXTDC is the only data centre operator in the country to achieve a NABERS 5-Star rating for energy efficient buildings with that level of certification applying to the M1 and S1 data centre facilities. The M1, S1, C1, B2 and P1 data centres are all certified being under the ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management Systems. Our second-generation data centres B2, M2 and S2 have all been designed to meet, if not exceed, the current energy efficiency standards and ISO 14001 certification. So yes, we’d say our data centres are energy efficient.