WASHINGTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT, news, filings) announced today that its SC1 data center located in Santa Clara, California has received the Recycled Water Customer of the Year award from the WateReuse Association California Section. This selection was made by the 2012 California Annual Conference Awards Sub-Committee members and the WateReuse California Board.
SC1 uses recycled water for all of its evaporative chilled water cooling tower make-up and landscape irrigation needs. By incorporating recycled water into the data center design, it conserves the Bay Area’s precious potable water supply.
SC1 is one of the largest data centers located in Silicon Valley. It is constructed in two identical phases, each comprising 18.2 megawatts of available critical load power capacity and approximately 88,000 square feet of computing space. SC1 obtained LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
“We are pleased to have been a recipient of this award,” commented Hossein Fateh, President and Chief Executive Officer, of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. “Not only is our commitment to provide our tenants with an efficient and cost effective solution for their data center requirements, but also to build environmentally conscious data centers.”
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of large multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company’s facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient, carrier neutral and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating environment. The Company’s customers outsource their mission critical requirements and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet providers, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company’s ten data center facilities are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.4 million gross square feet and 205 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) and headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.
The WateReuse Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the beneficial and efficient uses of high quality, locally produced, sustainable water sources for the betterment of society and the environment through advocacy, education and outreach, research, and membership. Across the United States and the world, communities face water supply challenges due to increasing demand, drought, depletion and contamination of groundwater, and dependence on single sources of supply. WateReuse addresses these challenges by working with local agencies to implement water reuse and desalination projects that resolve water resource issues and create value for communities.
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