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Telehouse enhances green commitment with 100% renewable energy

Telehouse, a leading provider of global data centres and managed ICT solutions, today announced that it's London Docklands data centre site, which houses the IT infrastructure of almost 500 major international organisations, now purchases 100 per cent renewable energy from UK provider SmartestEnergy.

SmartestEnergy is the UK's leading purchaser and supplier of electricity from independent generators. The 100 per cent renewable energy purchased by Telehouse is generated by projects throughout the UK using a variety of sources including wind, solar, hydropower and anaerobic digestion.

For Telehouse, the move to renewable energy further strengthens its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. In February this year, the Telehouse London sites were awarded the Carbon Trust Standard. Based on a stringent, independent assessment, the Carbon Trust Standard certifies that organisations have measured, managed and reduced its carbon emissions across its own operations, and are committed to reducing it year-on-year.

According to Tokuji Mitsui, managing director of Telehouse and KDDI Europe, the move to renewable energy was the natural next step on the green agenda: "The biggest challenge we face at Telehouse is to improve our energy efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint, and in order to support this challenge Telehouse has worked closely with industry leading partners and regulators. We are committed to our environmental responsibilities and continue to work to align our business strategy with our green ethics wherever possible."

Mr Mitsui continued: "The majority of electricity supplied to us is utilised by our clients, therefore it is integral that we take on initiatives such as the 100 per cent green energy supply, which in turn benefits our customer's credentials by reducing their carbon footprint. We intend to roll out this green partnership initiative with SmartestEnergy to all our European sites in the near future."

About Telehouse
Telehouse offers global data centre facilities and connectivity, providing a secure and resilient platform for mission-critical IT systems. Established in 1988, Telehouse became Europe's first purpose-built neutral colocation provider. Today, the company is at the heart of the Internet and telecommunications infrastructure, serving over 1,000 major corporations worldwide, from small start-ups to multinationals across a wide range of industries. Telehouse is the data centre subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI, one of the world's largest network providers and a Global 300 company. Contact our sales team to arrange a tour:

E: sales@uk.telehouse.net, Tel: +44 (0) 207 512 0550, W: www.telehouse.net.

Press contacts:
Nick Bird
Spreckley Partners Ltd
Tel: 0044 (0)20 7388 9988
Email: telehouse@spreckley.co.uk

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