Sustainable Data Centers

Pioneering sustainable data center design
to reach net-zero carbon by 2029

Our Climate Pledge

Net-Zero Carbon by 2029

Sabey Data Centers became one of the first 150 corporate signatories of The Climate Pledge in 2021. Spearheaded by Amazon and Global Optimism, this multinational collaboration endeavors to reach net-zero carbon by 2040, a full ten years before the Paris Agreement deadline.

That’s because we believe that combatting climate change isn’t just a noble goal, it’s good for business. When we practice sustainability together, we make a huge difference in how data centers work; today, tomorrow, and every day after. That’s why our bottom line is people, the planet, and profits. After all, there’s a reason money is green.

The Plan

Sabey Data Centers is one of the largest privately-owned multi-tenant data centers in the US. As such, our industry-leading sustainability didn’t happen by accident. By implementing a three-scope plan, we’re able to make sure that we’re building and maintaining energy-efficient data centers so that we can reach our net-zero carbon emissions goal before 2029.

Scope 1

Direct emissions from operations. Specifically diesel emissions from backup generators, and fugitive emissions from HVAC refrigerants.

Scope 2

Indirect emissions from purchased electricity. Specifically purchased electricity used to power data center infrastructure.

Scope 3

All other indirect emissions, including indirect emissions from customer IT equipment.

Scope 1

Direct emissions from operations. Specifically diesel emissions from backup generators, and fugitive emissions from HVAC refrigerants.

Scope 2

Indirect emissions from purchased electricity. Specifically purchased electricity used to power data center infrastructure.

Scope 3

All other indirect emissions, including indirect emissions from customer IT equipment.

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Partners and Certifications

We’ve worked hard to become partners with some of the best and brightest organizations leading the charge on sustainability.
ENERGY STAR Partner Mark

ENERGY STAR

Sabey Data Centers is a proud ENERGY STAR Partner that consistently ranks at the very highest levels for building certifications by meeting strict EPA energy performance standards. A minimum score of 75 signifies that a building outperforms at least 75% of similar data centers, yet Sabey Data Centers routinely score up to 100 on the scale.

Better Buildings Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge is aimed at reducing energy use throughout businesses’ portfolios by at least 20% over 10 years. Sabey has improved energy performance by 42% from a 2014 baseline, far surpassing this goal and was recognized as the Highest Energy Saving Data Center Operator by the DOE in 2017.

Better Climate Challenge

Sabey Data Centers signed on to the Better Climate Challenge committing to a 50% reduction in GHG emissions across their 3.8 million-square-foot portfolio over 10 years.

US Green Building Council LEED

LEED certification provides independent verification of a building or neighborhood’s green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings. Sabey is experienced in LEED construction.

Science Based Targets

Sabey has committed to set a portfolio-wide carbon emissions target to meet the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement – to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Our goal and method was validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi)

Green Lease Leaders

Sabey received Gold recognition from the Green Leader Leaders program. The Green Lease Leaders program recognizes forward-thinking companies who foster high-performance by incorporating both energy efficiency and sustainability into its operating requirements.

The Climate Pledge

Sabey is a signatory to The Climate Pledge, a collaborative initiative co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism, with a commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040.

Hydroelectricity:

The affordable, better way to power our data centers

In addition to being a renewable resource, our emphasis on hydroelectricity boils down to one thing: profitability. This clean energy helps us meet our sustainability goals while also providing a lower total cost to our tenants.
Curious as to how renewable energy can help lower the overall TCO of our data centers?

Latest Updates and Sabey Sustainability News

Sabey Data Centers Commits to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2029

Accelerating its science-based target set previously for both direct and indirect emissions

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What defines a green data center?

Green data centers maximize energy efficiency and provide long term sustainability.

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How does a green data center operate?

Many factors play a critical role into how a green data center operates including certain uses of green energy and more.

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What is data center sustainability?

Data center sustainability has become a clear trend for data center companies seeking to lower their carbon emissions.

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Sabey Data Centers Announces 70MW Data Center Expansion in Quincy, WA Featuring Sustainable Construction

Sabey Data Centers Announces 70MW Data Center Expansion in Quincy, WA Featuring Sustainable Construction Anchored by Large Cloud Provider, with Additional Hyperscale and Enterprise Opportunities

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Sabey Data Centers Pledges Support For A Global Sustainability Initiative

Sabey joins the list of signatories to The Climate Pledge, a collaborative initiative co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism with a commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040.

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Our Data Centers Use Renewable Energy to Help Lower Their Carbon Footprint and Reduce Their Environmental Impact

Hydroelectricity is both a renewable source of power and has the benefit of being affordable.  This clean source of power boosts our facilities’ sustainability while providing a lower total cost of ownership for tenants. 

Renewable energy helps lower overall TCO of our data centers while helping to achieve green initiatives.

Learn how our data centers can help you meet your sustainability goals

Sabey Data Centers owns and operates data centers, totaling over 3.5 million square feet, in key strategic markets across the U.S., including New York, Virginia, Seattle, and now Texas. Our focus is providing consistent sustainable, low-cost power while also improving environmental footprint and boosting economic strength in the regions we are in.

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