Element Four was awarded the Switch Sustainability Certificate in 2020 and 2022. The certificates were awarded for using 100% Renewable Energy within the Switch data center ecosystem.
In 2020, Switch retired 107 Solar, Hydroelectric, and Waste Heat Recovery Credits on behalf of Element Four, making its energy consumption 100% Green at Switch’s data center facilities.
In 2022, Switch retired 93 Renewable Energy Credits on behalf of Element Four, making its energy consumption 100% Green at Switch’s data center facilities.
These Renewable Energy Credits comply with Greenpeace’s principles of locality, additionality, and sustainability, and were generated by Nevada solar farms, WECC hydroelectric plants, and Miso Waste Heat Recovery facilities.
Element Four President Chris Vinton said, “We have been partners with Switch since 2017. Switch has the most advanced data centers on the planet which keeps our systems and data highly available, stable and secure. We are honored with the Sustainability Certificate they have presented to us, and are proud to be partnered with such a progressive and responsible organization.”
Element Four is a Technology Services Company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, specializing in Backup, Disaster Recovery, and IT Managed Services. All Element Four systems are managed and maintained in the Switch ecosystem, which consists of Tier 5 data centers worldwide.