Seattle, WA (September 20, 2021) – Seattle-based Sabey Data Centers announced today that it has has joined the list of corporate signatories to The Climate Pledge, a multinational collaborative initiative co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism with a commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040 and meet The Paris Agreement 10 years early.
To that end, Sabey envisions science-based, portfolio-wide operations powered by carbon free renewable energy at scale. In addition, Sabey Data Centers will endeavor to make its entire real estate portfolio net-zero carbon with a focus on sustainable developments.
Sabey Data Centers’ enrollment as a signatory was officially announced by The Climate Pledge today, September 14, a week prior to Climate Week NYC, one of the largest international climate summits. Climate Week NYC historically attracts numerous policymakers, influencers, and business leaders interested and/or leading in the climate space.
Sabey Data Centers has pioneered sustainability within the data center industry. Its commitment extends beyond energy initiatives to adopt the best and highest use of green practices across the board. These efforts include a hyper focus on whole building energy efficiency, as recognized by the ENERGY STAR program and the Better Buildings Challenge; construction technologies that reduce carbon emissions in the production of concrete for new buildings; the installation of charging stations for zero-emission motor vehicles; and a commitment to engaging vendors who share the same climate values.
Robert Rockwood, President of Sabey Data Centers, said, “Today’s thriving technology sector provides boundless business and social benefits, yet data centers are energy intensive, representing two percent of all U.S. electricity use. Throughout our 25-year history, we have always given thought to the sources of electricity that power our data centers.
“We are well underway. Two of our five campuses nationwide already use 100 percent renewable energy. For the future, our portfolio of data centers will be ‘net positive,’ energy users, producing more electricity – all from renewable sources — than we can use. Today, our support of The Climate Pledge, extends far beyond sustainable energy. It underscores our commitment to a sustainability program that is carbon neutral across the entire scope of our planning and operations,” Mr. Rockwood added.
The company is well-known for its commitment to work in partnership with its multi-tenant data center customers, local utilities and policymakers to develop the infrastructure and promote the regulations that will enable renewable energy procurement for internet power.
ABOUT SABEY DATA CENTERS
With a portfolio of more than four million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Centers is one of the largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States. Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for low-cost hydroelectric power, operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies.
ABOUT THE CLIMATE PLEDGE
In 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge, a commitment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040. Now more than 200 organizations have signed The Climate Pledge, sending an important signal that there will be rapid growth in demand for products and services that help reduce carbon emissions. For more information, visit www.theclimatepledge.com.