Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Equinix Earns LEED Certification for Silicon Valley Data Center

The Equinix SV2 International Business Exchange in Silicon Valley has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The company conducted an expansion and green retrofit of the facility in mid-2009.

The retrofit, which included the installation of air-side economizers, fans incorporating variable frequency drives (VFDs) and LED light fixtures and occupancy sensors, has resulted in more than four million kWh in energy savings annually, and will pay for itself in under four years. http://www.equinix.com

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