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Protecting the environment is one of VIRTUS' top priorities. That's why we only ever use truly renewable energy from wind, hydro or solar sources. By doing this, VIRTUS saves around 45,000,000 tonnes of CO2 every year, enough to fill Wembley Stadium FIVE times over. What's more, VIRTUS is dedicated to achieving net zero emissions on all reportable activities by 2030.
Because we know that data centres consume vast amounts of power, we know it's our responsibility to minimise the environmental impact from all of our sites. That's why since 2012 we've been procuring our power from 100% renewable sources. This means we are completely carbon neutral on power consumption for our entire data centre portfolio.
VIRTUS currently procures its energy from Bryt Energy, who only supply wind, hydro and solar energy. There is absolutely no biomass energy involved, making our fuel mix 100% green.
VIRTUS' LONDON2 facility in Hayes is certified 'Excellent' by the efficiency accreditations agency BREEAM. This places our data centre in the top 10% of commercial buildings in the UK in terms of efficiency, and covers everything from waste recycling to how our employees travel to work, encompassing electric vehicle charging points at every site and where our suppliers are sourced.
From harvesting rainwater to reduce sanitary water consumption at our data centres, to building out our sites in a phased deployment, we're always developing new ways to not only create more efficient and cost-effective buildings for us and our customers, but also protect the local communities in which VIRTUS is based. This means we're held accountable for not only maintaining the standards we hold now, but also that we're on track to further improving efficiency in the future.
VIRTUS is proud to have been ISO50001 accredited at every one of our sites to showcase our commitment to the very best environmental standards and not all London data centre providers have achieved this high standard. VIRTUS is also a member of key environmental bodies and schemes, such as the Climate Change Agreement for data centres and the leading data centre body, techUK. This means we're held accountable for not only maintaining the standards we hold now, but that we're also on track to further improving efficiency in the future.