Aligned has completed a $1 billion credit facility that will fund an expansion of its data center portfolio. The financing used a sustainability-linked loan structure that ties terms to sustainability metrics.
Aligned Energy focuses on efficiency and energy use in both their colocation and build-to-scale data center solutions. Its mission is to create infrastructure that “continuously improve both its economic performance and environmental impact, delivering a noticeable business advantage, while helping secure the health of the planet.”
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Data centers are known for large amounts of water and power usage. In fact, it takes a tremendous amount of energy and water to power and cool any data center. That’s according to a new report from Aligned Energy, that outlines how the company installed a soft water program to its fluid cooler system at its Phoenix data center to save 24 million gallons of water a year.
Lee Kestler, Aligned and Amazon Web Services were among those honored as the Northern Virginia Technology Council recognized the industry’s accomplishments at its 2020 Virginia Data Center Awards.
Tim Shaheen, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Development at Aligned, explores what’s required to bring us into the next chapter of our digital future.
Aligned will begin building a massive 120-megawatt data center in Northern Virginia, continuing a trend toward larger facilities to support rapid cloud growth.
Andrew Schaap, CEO at Aligned explores how adaptive, intelligent and sustainable infrastructure will be able to meet future data demands. This includes build-to-suit data center approaches.
Amid soaring demand for digital infrastructure, data center developer Aligned has increased its secured credit facility to $575 million, citing “consistently strong” customer demand.
Aligned will add 30 megawatts of new capacity at its Ashburn data center, citing recent leasing success and strong demand in Northern Virginia. The expansion comes just five months after Aligned opened the site.
Aligned has matched the entire IT load of its data centers with renewable energy, as part of a holistic sustainability program spanning all parts of its operations.
Phill Lawson-Shanks, CIO and Sustainability Committee Chair at Aligned Energy hones in on sustainable data centers, and what a “new breed” of data centers focused on energy efficiency will look like.