LEED Certification Recognizes the Energy Efficiency. Sustainability of Compass’ Engineering and Construction Practices
Dallas – January 14, 2014 – Compass Datacenters, awarded in January of 2014 for LEED Gold certification. This was the first data center facility in Franklin, Tennessee. Nevertheless even in suburban Nashville going LEED Gold.
Furthermore, this 21,000 square foot facility dedicated in early 2013. It’s the second Compass facility to earn LEED Gold certification. The certification awarding came from the U.S. Green Building Council. Further, it 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.
In addition, the Franklin facility designing and built using Compass’ unique architecture. Cause it is unique for data center design and engineering. This is one which enables the company to build LEED Gold and Tier III. Big time certified dedicated data centers. Furthermore, in any place where a customer needs them. This data center facility is fully leased by an enterprise customer. It is built using sustainable engineering and construction practices.
These are ones that clearly cut waste and adhere to the USGBC’s standards for materials use. In addition and most noteworthy, water use, energy efficiency and other sustainability criteria. This facility also uses 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 Data centers. “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 the USGBC’s rigorous standards for LEED Gold.”
Sources: LEED, U.S. Green Building Council, Compass Data centers
I think is great news. Nashville finally seems to be looking ahead and building with sustainability in mind.