WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT, news, filings) today announced it has earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its NJ1 data center located in Piscataway, New Jersey. This is the company's second LEED Gold certification. The first was earned last year on its ACC5 facility located in Ashburn, Virginia.
"DFT's data centers are purpose-engineered to achieve the highest efficiencies possible without compromising reliability. Many of the LEED elements incorporated into NJ1 help improve these efficiencies, which ultimately drive down our tenant's total cost of occupancy," said Hossein Fateh, President and CEO of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. "We continue to strive to enhance our data center developments and offer the most reliable and cost effective solutions in the market. We are very happy to have achieved our second certification."
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) and leading owner, developer, operator and manager of wholesale data centers. The Company's data centers are highly specialized, secure, network-neutral facilities used primarily by national and international Internet and enterprise companies to house, power and cool the computer servers that support many of their most critical business processes. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
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