Posted in achievement, breeam, building, certification, commitment, country-uk, data-centre, design, hsbc, leed-certification, operations, region-europe, standards on September 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Data centers can be built and certified to LEED and BREEAM standards. …

… “HSBC has made a commitment that all new data centre builds within its global operations will be designed according to local environmentally accredited standards such as BREEAM and LEED. ” …

Via Web Wire: HSBC data centre

BREEAM: “Martin Townsend, the new director of BREEAM, says that BREEAM Energy Star will encourage the design innovation necessary to achieve the Chancellor’s policy objective of zero carbon non-domestic buildings by 2019. “

LEED Certified Data Center

Posted in analysis, building, certification, commitment, conservation, data-center, design, initiatives, leed-certification, monsanto, operations, power-conservation, state-missouri, sustainability, sustainable-development on September 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Monsanto’s Missouri data center leverages green designs and achieves LEED certification. This data center supports the company’s global business processes and operations. …

… “The data center’s LEED certification complements Monsanto’s commitment to sustainability. Every day the data center helps Monsanto scientists analyze terabytes of data collected from laboratories, field trials, and breeding stations from around the world. In June, Monsanto launched the Sustainable Yield Initiative which is a three-point commitment to develop better seeds, conserve resources, and help improve farmers’ lives. ” …

Via Monsanto: Leadership In Energy Efficient Design (LEED) Certification Data Center

Monsanto Data Center: “The $21 million, 40,000 square-foot building will provide for the company’s growing global data and computation needs. The new center houses Monsanto’s vast computing network that supports areas of the business from analyzing data collected for molecular breeding to processing a customer’s seed order information.”

Monsanto Timelapse Video: “Data Center Construction Video”