WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /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 SC1 data center located in Santa Clara, California. This is the Company's third LEED Gold certification.
One of the largest data centers in Silicon Valley, SC1 is constructed in two identical phases, each comprising of 18.2 megawatts of critical load power capacity and approximately 88,000 square feet of computing space. The facility combines sustainable design, construction and operational practices to deliver one of the most efficient data centers in the region.
"DFT's data centers are engineered to achieve the highest efficiencies without compromising reliability. We are committed to offering the most reliable, green and cost effective data center solutions in our markets," said Hossein Fateh, President and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. "By incorporating many of the LEED elements such as a comprehensive recycling program, lighting control and roof materials that reduce the heat island effect, our tenants are able to realize lower total operating costs in a first class facility while simultaneously minimizing the environmental impact from a large scale construction project. We are happy to have achieved our third 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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