Compass Datacenters Awarded LEED® Gold Certification for Data Center in Suburban Nashville

Compass Data center goes LEED in Nashville area

LEED Certification Recognizes the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability of Compass’ Engineering and Construction Practices

Dallas – January 14, 2014 – Compass Datacenters has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its first data center facility in Franklin, Tennessee in suburban Nashville. The 21,000 square foot facility was completed in early 2013 and is the second Compass facility to earn LEED Gold certification. The certification was awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The Franklin facility was designed and built 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. This data center facility, which is fully leased by an enterprise customer, was built using sustainable engineering and construction practices that eliminate waste and 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.

“This is Compass’ second LEED Gold certification in the past few weeks, and we expect many more in the future as we continue to make USGBC certification a core element of our design philosophy,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters. “LEED has tremendous value for data centers, producing IT facilities that are not only sustainable, but also more efficient, more cost effective, and more intelligently constructed. Many providers make fuzzy claims about their use of LEED specifications, but at Compass we strongly believe in the rigors of going through the formal certification process. Having the formal certification gives our customers the peace of mind and confidence that their facilities meet all of the USGBC’s rigorous standards for LEED Gold.”

Sources: LEED, U.S. Green Building Council, Compass Datacenters

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