Compass Datacenters has been awarded the LEED Gold certification from the U.S Green Building Council for its data center in the Raleigh-Durham area.
LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
This data center facility is located in Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina, and it was built using sustainable engineering and construction practices that adhere to the USGBC’s standards for materials use, water use, energy efficiency and other sustainability criteria.
This facility also utilizes Compass’ patent-pending energy efficient architecture to deliver a low Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) that ensures sustainable operations and low operating costs.
The 22,000 square foot data center facility was completed earlier this year using Compass’ unique architecture for data center design and engineering, which enables the company to build LEED Gold and Tier III-certified dedicated data centers in any location where a customer needs them.
“LEED has tremendous value for the data center industry because the principles LEED is based upon are the same principles that are so important to us as data center professionals: stewardship of materials, capital efficiency, proven best practices for operations, resourcefulness, and on and on,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters.
“Claims of efficient or green data centers by service providers are just claims unless they follow the rigorous process of LEED during construction. Our certification and the ability to verify our adherence to that standard at the USGBC website give our customers the peace of mind that they are getting the data center that they paid for,” Crosby added.