HostDime: HostDime's Colombia Data Center becomes first in Latin America to obtain EDGE Green Certificate

Apr 25, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

HostDime's Columbia data center has become the first in Latin America to obtain the EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) certificate. This certificate is awarded to buildings with the resource efficiency of at least 20 percent in energy, water, and embodied energy in materials.

The company highlighted that its Colombia "Nebula" Tier IV Data Center achieved this through HostDime's prioritization of purposeful use of power-efficient electrical components, modular POD footprints, hot aisle containment, highest efficiency chillers, and renewable energy.

Edwin Tello, VP of HostDime Latin America, commented: "We are very proud of obtaining the first EDGE Green Certificate in Latin America. Incorporating all these environmental features in our New Colombia Tier IV 'Nebula' Data Center allows us to operate one of the most sustainable data centers in the world."

Tello outlined that its commitment is aligned with the "broader data center industry's ESG efforts." "As we continue to build out our next-gen purpose built Tier IV Data Centers throughout Latin America, we will continue to adapt such sustainable features while also taking advantage of renewable energy sources," he added.

"We are constantly evolving our data center designs and best practices to create energy efficiencies so that we can build and operate facilities that positively impact future generations," said David Vivar, HostDime's VP of Global Engineering.

In its announcement, it also shared plans to open its flagship data center and headquarters in Orlando, Florida, which will feature high-density solar panels, meaning that up to 1MW of the 5MW will be powered by solar.