leed-certification

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. “

SSA Green Data Center Project

Posted in administration, collaboration, government, green-building, green-data-center, leadership, leed-certification, project, technology-investment on May 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Michael Gallagher, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Social Security Administration, discusses the investment in a new green data center at the NCC. The EPA National Computer Center building is LEED Silver. …

NCC will house a new green data center

… “This new center will replace our aging 30-year-old National Computer Center. In addition to being state-of-the-art, the new facility will incorporate green building technology and use new energy efficient equipment and processes. To ensure the project is completed on time, on budget, and in full compliance with Recovery Act requirements, we and GSA have both assigned experienced project managers. We look forward to this important collaboration, and I would like to thank GSA for its leadership of this vital project. ” …

Via Social Security Administration: Statement of Michael Gallagher, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management

Hybrid Air Conditioning for Sustainable Building at SAP Campus

Posted in air-conditioning, cooling-system, electricity-consumption, energy-demand, hybrid-cooling-system, ice, leed-certification, leed-platinum, sap, state-pennsylvania, sustainability on May 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAP and FXFOWLE Architects collaborate to deliver a LEED Platinum office building that was built using sustainable practices and demonstrates numerous green design elements, such as a hybrid cooling system. …

… “A hybrid air conditioning system produces ice during the overnight hours when energy demands and electric rates are lowest, with the chilled water from the melting ice used to cool the building during the heat of the day. ” …

Via SAP: New LEED Platinum Building at Newtown Square PA Campus

Example hybrid air conditioning vendor:

The IceBear: “Using thermally efficient, off-peak power to produce and store energy for use the next day, Ice Energy’s Ice Bear delivers superior cooling using just a fraction of the peak energy of conventional systems. “

LEED Platinum Data Center

Posted in building, citigroup, city-frankfurt, country-germany, design, innovation, leed-certification, leed-platinum, region-europe, sustainability on April 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Citigroup’s new Frankfurt data center has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council.

… “Sustainability during the design, construction and operation phases was a primary consideration in the delivery of the 230,000-square-foot building. Its innovative design was executed with no increased cost over more conventional data centers and without adversely affecting reliability and resilience of the systems it houses. ” …

Via Citigroup: First Ever LEED Platinum Accreditation for a Data Center

TELUS LEED Green Data Centre

Posted in capacity, carbon-footprint, country-canada, energy-efficiency, facility-design, green-data-centre, leed-certification, telus on March 24th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

TELUS LEED data center investment
TELUS will invest half billion dollars into its infrastructure in British Columbia, including a LEED level data centre. …

… “TELUS’ plans include a world-class Internet data centre that will have the capacity to support both B.C. and national clients. The facility, to be located in one of several B.C. communities currently under consideration, will be one of the greenest in North America and at least twice as energy efficient as existing data centres. It will be designed according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria. ” …

Via TELUS: Green internet data centre to have low carbon footprint

SAS Green Data Center in North Carolina

Posted in cloud-computing, data-center, hosting, leed-certification, on-demand, power-conservation, sas, state-north-carolina on March 19th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

SAS Cary NC green data center
As SAS shifts its strategy to on-demand and hosted systems, it is investing in a large cloud computing data center facility to manage the growth in future computing capacity. The new green data center will meet LEED standards and be positioned for future expansion. …

… “In keeping with SAS’ commitment to protecting the environment, the facility will be built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for water and energy conservation. The sustainable construction methods encourage recycling of materials, similar to the Executive Briefing Center under construction on the Cary campus. SAS’ first LEED building, SAS Canada’s headquarters in Toronto, opened in April 2006. In keeping with LEED standards, about 60 percent of the project’s construction and equipment spending will be in North Carolina. Approximately 1,000 people will be involved in its design and construction. The facility will include two 10,000-square-foot server farms. ” …

Via : SAS to build $70 million cloud computing facility | SAS Press Releases

Beware Zombies

Posted in datacenter, electricity-consumption, energy-efficiency, leed-certification, server-utilization, zombie-servers on March 13th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Zombie servers are in your datacenter
Beware. There are zombies in your datacenter. No. It’s not the operators. It’s the servers. They’re bleeding you dry. Your electricity bill, that is. …

… “Like zombies, these mindless minions feed greedily on, well, not brains, but electricity, a costly resource for a datacenter operator. ” …

Via InfoWorld: Zombie servers

Green Data Center Training

Posted in administration, best-practice, data-center, decommission-equipment, education, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, honda, it-strategy, leed-certification, leed-silver, management-tools, operations, practices, provisioning, training on December 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Honda designs and builds LEED Silver-certified green data center to support its operations. As part of its green IT strategy, it is educating the IT admins on energy efficiencies and other best practices. …

… “Data center administrators were trained in how to be more energy efficient. For example, they were advised to decommission unused equipment quickly and to use management tools to ensure that servers are optimally provisioned. ” …

Via InformationWeek: Honda Green IT

H2O Technology

Posted in cooling-system, green-data-center, leed-certification, operations, power-consumption, practices, recycle, water on October 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

LEED data center incorporates sustainable practices in all elements of operation, from power consumption to water usage. …

… “They utilize recycled (grey) water from a local municipal water system and captured roof rainwater for landscaping, restrooms and cooling tower backup. ” …

Via Green Building Elements: Green Data Center

Quebec Green Data Center LEEDs

Posted in air-conditioning, climate-change, cold-climate, country-canada, facility-design, free-cooling, green-data-center, heat-load, internet-data-center, investment, leed-certification, power-consumption, server-efficiency, standards, telus on October 11th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

TELUS will invest $33 million to build an Uptime Institute Tier III certified Internet data centre in Laval, Quebec, near Montreal. The facility will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. …

Canada green data center planned to meet LEED

… “TELUS’ newest Internet data centre will be a 44,500 square foot facility with the potential for additional expansion as client demands grow. It will be connected to six mega-volt-amps of power, equivalent to the needs of more than 5,000 homes. To counter the heat generated by the computer servers, its high density power design and efficient heat exchange system will turn Quebec’s cold climate into free cooling during two thirds of the year. Large, highly efficient air conditioning units will be used when free cooling is unavailable. TELUS’ greenest data centre is a LEED designed facility, which will be independently reviewed by the Canada Green Building Council‘s rigorous rating system. ” …

Via TELUS: Quebec greenest Internet data centre

BREEAM LEED Data Center

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”