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Level 3 Further Reduces Carbon Footprint with Five German Data Centres Now Powered by Renewable Energy

March 9, 2012 by  

Web Hosting ServicesLONDON – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced that its five German colocation data centres are now powered by 100 per cent renewable energy. Level 3 also operates colocation data centres in London that run 100 per cent on green energy sources.

The five German facilities are located in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. This enables Level 3 to reduce its CO² emissions for the five facilities – in 2012 alone – by approximately 29,400 tonnes, which is equivalent to the CO² absorption of some 245,000 trees.


Level 3’s contract with Germany’s CLENS (Clean Energy Sourcing, www.clens.eu), a clean energy provider certified by the TÜV international certification organisation, is the first agreement of its kind in the country.

The initiative represents Level 3’s ongoing drive to provide efficient and reliable data centre colocation services, and its commitment to the environment. Certifications confirming that Level 3’s five major data centres in Germany are powered solely by renewable energy are available and displayed in the reception area of each colocation facility.

“While many data centre service providers in Germany have made an effort to improve their carbon footprint, Level 3 has taken the initiative to run all of its colocation facilities on energy from renewable sources,” said James Heard, regional president of EMEA for Level 3. “It’s a well-known fact that data centres consume significant energy resources around the clock to ensure data security and availability, as well as speed. With several European colocation facilities running solely on green energy, Level 3 is proving that an environmentally responsible approach can be combined with service reliability and cost-effectiveness.”

For more information on Level 3’s advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a premier global provider of IP-based communications services to enterprise, content, government and wholesale customers. Over its reliable, scalable and secure network, Level 3 delivers integrated IP solutions, including converged, data, voice, video and managed solutions to help enable customers’ growth and efficiency. Level 3 operates a unique global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents in more than 45 countries, connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.level3.com.

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