state-oregon

Zuckerberg tours efficient datacenter in Oregon

Posted in facebook, state-oregon on April 17th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Mark Zuckerberg tours his company’s green data center in Prineville, Oregon.  …

…   “Facebook says the custom-built data center uses 38 percent less energy to do the same work as the company’s existing facilities. “   …

via Yahoo News: Zuckerberg at Facebook data center.

Facebook Greenpeace Datacenter Controversy

Posted in datacenter, energy-efficient, facebook, green-power, greenpeace, state-oregon on September 2nd, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Greenpeace sustains its challenge to Facebook to seek more sustainable power sources for its Oregon data center.  …

…   “But Facebook says Greenpeace is offering a simplistic explanation of how energy grids work, and the company chose the location of its data center because it could be energy efficient.

To say the Facebook chose coal is inaccurate, said spokesman Barry Schnitt. “   …

Via AP: Greenpeace v Facebook.

Facebook Mechanical Chiller Avoidance

Posted in carbon-footprint, chiller, datacenter, energy-efficiency, facebook, state-oregon on February 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Facebook responds to Greenpeace regarding carbon footprint of its Oregon data center. …

… “Said differently, if we located the data center most other places, we would need mechanical chillers, use more energy, and be responsible for more overall carbon … ” …

Via Data Center Knowledge: Facebook

State Role in Data Center Success

Posted in data-center, facebook, state-oregon on February 14th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Oregon works hard to put together the right package of incentives to land Facebook’s energy effcient data center in the state. …

… “Governor Kulongoski said the state has been working with Facebook’s representatives for a number of months to help bring together the land, utilities and incentives to make the project a success. ” …

Via Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski: Data Center in Prineville

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