Digital Realty gets LEED cert for Aussie DCs
By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 14 October, 2014
Two Australian Digital Realty Trust data centres have become the first in the nation to secure certification under the LEED green building rating system.
The company has secured Platinum LEED certification for its Melbourne data centre and Gold LEED certification for its Sydney facility.
The LEED rating system was developed by the US Green Building Council to certify buildings, homes and communities designed with improved environmental and human health conditions in mind.
Digital Realty’s Australian projects received the tick for implementing strategies covering sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environment quality.
“Achieving this prestigious certification for our data centre facilities in Victoria and New South Wales is evidence of our commitment to provide energy-efficient options for our clients,” Digital Realty Managing Director for EMEA and APAC Bernard Geoghehan commented.
“We are committed to transforming the environmental performance of the data centre industry in Australia and to be recognised by the USGBC is a significant honour.”
The Melbourne data centre also recently recently won an NAB 2014 supplier award for environmental sustainability.
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