Rest assured: PEER 1 Hosting observes the highest standards in global compliance
Brenton Brown VP, Finance
PEER 1 Hosting’s newest datacenter in Portsmouth, UK is a striking testament to the company’s green ambitions. A proud member of The Green Grid, we have built the most energy-efficient building of its type in all of the United Kingdom. Building 5000 is based on a brownfield site, within easy reach of London. Here are some of the highlights:
Hosting out of our datacenter in Portsmouth, UK will significantly reduce your company’s carbon consumption – an important consideration, as carbon allowance payments under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme become a reality.
With 11MVA of available power, Building 5000 far exceeds the capacity of the average datacenter. You can fit more processing power in less rack space with confidence.
“Symbolic of PEER 1 Hosting’s determination to lead the hosting industry in promoting best environmental practice is their bold and far-sighted decision to commission a revolutionary cooling system from exCool."
“The first of its kind in the world, the system harnesses the natural cooling effect of air and water through a super-efficient heat exchange system. It uses a fraction of the energy consumed by conventional air conditioning, achieving for the Centre a full-capacity PUE of just 1.1. Put another way, the energy saved annually by the centre would power a small town."
“Heat generated by the equipment hosted in the facility is recycled to heat the offices and common areas."
“Also, giant baffles have been constructed to mitigate any sound pollution, in the event of the emergency generators being deployed."
“Commendably, PEER 1 Hosting chose a brown-field site for the new centre and also opted to ‘recycle’ an existing structure rather than to expend resources on a new build."
“They are committed to developing along an environmentally-sensitive path. In fact, the company is an enthusiastic member of The Green Grid, a not-for-profit, open industry consortium of 175 end-users, policymakers, technology providers, architects and utility companies who collaborate to improve their resource efficiency.”