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Telus green data center planned for Rimouski Quebec

Posted in certification, country-canada, data-center-design, green-design, green-power, low-power, telus on May 18th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Telus is investing $65 million into a Tier III Intelligent Internet Data Centre in Rimouski, Quebec.  The facility will integrate green design to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification.

Skanska will build the green data center with a target rating Power Usage Effectiveness, or PUE,  of 1.15.  …

…   “Rimouski is an ideal location for TELUS’ Intelligent Internet Data Centre because of the city’s highly skilled and dynamic workforce. By choosing to build the facility in Rimouski, TELUS can also benefit from one of Quebec’s unique advantages, its hydroelectric power — an abundant source of green energy.

Rimouski’s moderate climate also contributes to lower energy requirements for the building’s cooling and heating systems. Furthermore, locating the facility more than 250 kilometres from large city centres offers TELUS’ business clients the benefits of greater geographic diversity and improved business continuity.”   …

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CompTIA Strata Certification

Posted in certification, comptia, credential, green-it-qualification, green-it-strategy, it-management, knowledge on April 26th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

CompTIA offers a credential for the green IT professional that certifies your knowledge of green strategies, financial returns, e-waste disposal, and global standards. …

… “IT professionals that pass the Green IT exam validate that they have the aptitude needed to effectively implement and measure green IT programs and investments … ” …

Via CompTIA: Green IT Certification

Intel LEED Gold Green Building

Posted in ashrae, building, certification, education, energy-consumption, green-data-center, green-design, green-power, intel, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-consumption, processor, reduce-power-consumption, sustainability, sustainable-design, xeon on April 22nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel Corp achieves LEED Gold at its Haifa, Israel Design Center 9, IDC 9, which will open in June. The building deploys multiple strategies for sustainability in its design and construction, including a Xeon processor-based data center that significantly reduces power consumption. …

… “Securing a Gold-level rating – one of the highest level LEED certifications – IDC 9 is the first building in Israel to receive this level of recognition for sustainable construction.

The sustainable design of IDC 9 results in a net 17 percent reduction in total building energy use as compared with ordinary buildings built, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1-2007 standard.

IDC 9 is the marquee of Intel sites striving to meet international green building standards. ” …

Via Intel: Green Building Receives LEED Gold Cert

Intel Haifa Design Center is built with a sustainable design

SAP Green Data Centers Certified

Posted in aisle-configuration, certification, country-germany, green-data-center, green-data-centre, sap, virtual-machines on April 15th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP uses hold / cold aisle configurations and virtualization to drive the energy efficiency of its data centers. The company’s data centers in Germany have been certified as energy efficient by TUEV Rheinland. …

… “The SAP data centers were specifically recognized for the use of advanced technologies, which in 2009 saved roughly 55 million kilowatt hours/14,000 tons of CO2 emissions, equal to the annual energy consumption of 13,000 households. The SAP centers scored particularly high in the areas of quality assurance, management and climate control. ” …

Via Yahoo! Finance: SAP Energy Efficient Data Centers

LEED Gold Data Center Facility for Allstate Insurance

Posted in allstate-insurance, capacity, certification, facility-design, green-it-initiatives, green-it-strategy, leed-certification, leed-gold, power-efficiency, reduce-power-consumption, strategies on March 24th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Allstate Insurance achieves LEED Gold for its new data center in Rochelle, Illinois. The datacenter deploys efficient hardware, virtualization techniques, effective cooling systems, white roofing, natural lighting, and a native landscape design to achieve its sustainable facility design. …
LEED Gold datacenter design

… “The Allstate facility, which opened in 2009, is one of the few mission-critical data centers in America to receive the Gold designation from USGBC. It’s a key component of a larger strategy to reduce the number of Allstate data centers to two by the end of 2010 and to increase power efficiency and computing capacity. ” …

Via Allstate Insurance Company: LEED Building Certification

Sabey LEED Gold Data Center Design

Posted in certification, design, green-design, leed-certification, leed-gold, sabey-corp, vmware on January 27th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Sabey Data Center Properties has achieved gold and platinum LEED certified data center that will support multiple tenants. …

… “Sabey has obtained a Gold LEED certification for the shell and core for Building B, a 188,000 square foot/22 Megawatt facility. VMware, a major tenant in Building B, has recently received a Platinum LEED certification for the tenant improvements supporting the critical infrastructure within the data center. Sabey Construction was the general contractor for both VMware’s tenant improvements and for the core and shell. ” …

Via Sabey Corp: Green Facilities

Fortune LEED San Jose Data Center

Posted in certification, city-san-jose, cooling-system, data-center, energy-efficiency, floor-space, fortune-data-centers, leed-certification, leed-gold, pue, raised-floor on November 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Fortune Data Centers achieves LEED Gold certification for its San Jose-based data center by deploying novel design strategies for the systems, including cooling. …

… “Fortune was awarded the certification for achievements including: Taking an innovative overhead-down rather than the traditional raised floor-up approach to cooling servers, which enables Fortune to save energy and significantly contributes to its Power Usage Effectiveness Rating (PUE) of 1.37 at full load, an energy-efficiency level far superior to the industry average data center PUE of 2.0; ” …

Via Earth Times: LEED Gold Certification for Data Center Facility

ISEB Foundation Certificate in Green IT

Posted in certificates, certification, education, green-it-qualification, green-it-strategy, sustainability on September 25th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Through its focus on sustainability in information technology, BCS has created a Foundation Certificate in Green IT. An 18 hour course is recommended in preparation to sit for the closed book exam. …

… “The certificate is suitable for those who require a broad understanding of the subject matter and need an appreciation of what Green IT can do for them and their organisation. ” …

Via BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT: Green IT Foundation

ACT LEED Platinum Data Center

Posted in certification, cooling-system, data-center, dry-cooler, energy-efficiency, geothermal-system, high-efficiency, leed-certification, leed-platinum, state-iowa on August 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

ACT’s new data center has achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which is the first LEED Platinum certified data center in the nation and in Iowa. …

… “A great example is ACT‘s energy-efficient geothermal system which is unique among data centers. Geothermal has traditionally not been compatible with data centers, since they constantly reject heat and would quickly heat saturate the ground. Project engineers developed an innovative design that made geothermal viable for ACT’s data center. Geothermal also provides an extremely resilient system because the heat transfer loops are buried in the ground and the remainder of the equipment resides within the tornado resistant facility. As a result, the system provides a cooling source that is fully protected from 250 mph wind speed, projectiles, and vandalism. Further, a separate highly energy efficient system incorporating dry coolers provides redundancy for the primary geothermal loop. The dry cooler system can be used as backup or when cold Iowa outdoor conditions make using it more efficient than using the ground-source system. ” …

Via ACT: First LEED Platinum Level Data Center

HCL LEED Green Data Center in New Jersey

Posted in architecture, certification, data-center, eco-friendly, green-computing, green-it-solutions, hcl-technologies, leed-certification, technologies, tier-iii, virtualization on August 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

HCL invests in LEED improvements for its New Jersey data center as its expands its presence in the US market. …

HCL green data center

… “HCL took over this data center from a Fortune 500 enterprise in October, 2008 and invested more than $15 million in this facility to upgrade the technology and service landscape, using its state-of-the-art consolidation, virtualization, green computing and reference architectures including open systems and mainframes.

This resulted in higher serviceability, better end-user application response times and significant cost savings over the last 10 months. HCL is further upgrading this facility to a Tier III equivalent data center by deploying best-of-breed eco-friendly technologies from leading solution/technology vendors and acquiring world-class certifications. ” …

Via Marketwire: Next-Generation Green Data Center in New Jersey

Symantec LEED Gold Oregon Site

Posted in benchmarks, best-practice, building, certification, efficiency, energy-efficiency, leed-certification, leed-gold, operations, state-oregon, sustainability, symantec on July 2nd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Symantec achieves its second LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its Oregon facility. …

… “Symantec earned the LEED Gold Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance for implementing best practices in using less energy, water, and natural resources and for improving operational efficiencies at its Springfield, Oregon site. LEED is an internationally recognized system that certifies the greenest performing buildings in the world and is a nationally accepted benchmark for building sustainability. ” …

Via Symantec: Climate Leaders Program

Allstate Green Data Center in Illinois

Posted in allstate-insurance, certification, energy-efficiency, environmental-social-governance, green-data-center, hosting, information-technology, leed-certification, leed-gold, state-illinois, sustainability, usgbc on June 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Allstate invests in a LEED Gold data center in Illinois. Energy efficient infrastructure and green construction techniques have been implemented. …

… “The 65,000-square-foot facility is a secure, world-class hosting center to support Allstate’s information technology needs – enhancing the customer experience. This new center is targeted to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). ” …

Via Allstate Insurance: Eco-Friendly Data Center

Allstate Sustainability: “At Allstate, we have established policies and programs to reduce the direct impact of our operations on the environment and to promote the safety and health of our employees. “