Iron Mountain Purchases Wind Power for 30 Percent of Operations

New England Council member Iron Mountain recently announced an agreement to purchase power from a Texas wind farm that will provide energy for up to 30 percent of its North American operations.  The wind farm is being developed by Amazon.com.

The storage and information management services company will power its 75 Texas facilities as well facilities in other states to create long term sustainability. Once completed in 2017, Iron Mountain’s portion of the wind farm will produce up to 100,000 megawatt hours per year. This purchase, along with another wind farm agreement and solar investments, have Iron Mountain on track utilize renewable sources for two-thirds of its total North American electricity load by 2018.

“Power consumption is an expensive and resource-consuming part of our global operational footprint , and one of the areas we’ve targeted as an opportunity to transform our business,” said Ty Ondatje, senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility and chief diversity officer, Iron Mountain. “Renewable energy strategies, along with energy efficiency, are at the heart of our efforts to deliver both savings back to the company and look for opportunities to innovate. We’ve discovered that it’s also helping us to open meaningful dialogue and collaboration opportunity with our customers who are seeking to understand and mitigate their own environmental impact. We believe that renewable energy strategies can benefit our business, positioning Iron Mountain and our customers to meet the growing expectations for sustainable business practices.”

The New England Council congratulates Iron Mountain for investing in wind power and preparing for a future of renewable energy. Read more in the press release and in the Boston Business Journal.

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