21 Nov '11, 12pm

Facebook, Yahoo!, QTS Data Centers Land LEED Ratings

Facebook, Yahoo!, QTS Data Centers Land LEED Ratings

Efforts to make the data centers of major tech companies more energy efficient were recognized last week with LEED certifications awarded to a Facebook facility in Oregon, a Yahoo! site in Nebraska and a vast QTS data center in Atlanta -- the second largest in the world. Quality Technology Services, one of the larger providers of data center facilities and managed services, earned LEED-Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for a 990,000-square-foot site in Georgia, the company said. The firm has worked to reduce and offset power at its Atlanta Metro Data Center in the four years since purchasing the property. Measures include installing a rainwater capture system as part of the site's cooling infrastructure and improving power usage effectiveness by 11.4 percent since January 2010. This past summer, the company hosted an EDF Climate Corps fellow who teame...

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