Melbourne data centre certified Platinum; Sydney data centre certified Gold
SYDNEY – October 09, 2014 – Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has today announced that its first Melbourne data centre in Deer Park has been Platinum LEED®-certified and that its Sydney data centre, Erskine Park, has achieved Gold LEED® certification. The Digital Realty facilities are the first data centres to be LEED-certified in Australia.
The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
Digital Realty’s projects achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at delivering high performance in: 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,” said Bernard Geoghegan, managing director, EMEA and Asia Pacific, Digital Realty. “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 honor.”
“These projects extend Digital Realty’s successful track record of sustainable certified buildings, which includes 40 projects across three continents,” added Aaron Binkley, director of sustainability at Digital Realty.
Digital Realty has already received accolades for its Platinum LEED-certified Melbourne data centre. The company was recently named National Australia Bank’s (NAB) 2014 supplier award winner for Environmental Sustainability at its annual awards, after substantially reducing NAB’s overall carbon footprint.
LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Over 54,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED ratings systems globally, comprising over 10.1 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 U.S. states and 120 countries.
Digital Realty also announced earlier this year its commitment to measure the energy efficiency of its data centres using the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Energy for data centre rating tools.
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data centre and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centres located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products. www.digitalrealty.asia
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