Cloud services and colocation provider CoSentry has received the Energy Star certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency for its Lenexa, Kansas data center, according to an announcement by the data center’s lead tenant, Catapult International.
This marks the second Energy Star certification CoSentry has received in less than a month, following its Omaha, Nebraska facility attaining the Energy Star certification in December.
At the timing of the announcement, Scott Capps, the facilities manager for CoSentry’s National Data Center said that achieving Energy Star certification is “not only is it an award that that demonstrates our commitment to low cost, low impact energy usage, but it also puts us in an excellent position to continue [its] LEED certification process.”
These certifications can only benefit colocation providers and the web hosting companies that host their servers in these data centers, as it helps to differentiate its services from competitors and raises its status to being an environmentally-friendly organization.
The company invested $30 million data center and was attracted to the location because of the financial incentives from the state of Kansas.
Hosting its servers at an Energy Star-certified data center is certainly beneficial for Catapult as it raises the software vendor’s reputation for being environmentally friendly.
“Having the Energy Star certification affirms our commitment to the environment,” said Catapult CIO David Luttrell.
As a joint project of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy, the Energy Star program is designed to save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
In addition to its Nebraska and Kansas data centers, Cosentry also owns and operates data centers in Missouri and South Dakota.
In October 2011, private equity firm TA Associates acquired CoSentry.
Talk back: Does your data center currently have an Energy Star certification? Do you think CoSentry’s Kansas data center will see increased business as a result of earning an Energy Star certification? What green best practices and technologies are you implementing at your data enter/hosting operations? Let us know in the comments.