Harvard’s LEED Data Center

60 Oxford Street, the LEED-certified data center at Harvard University

60 Oxford Street, the LEED-certified building at Harvard that includes a 9,000 square foot data center (Photo, Harvard University)

We’ve written about the many data centers now seeking certification as “green” facilities under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program from the U.S. Green Buildings Council. But it turns out we missed one: Harvard University received LEED approval for its data center building at 60 Oxford Street in Cambridge, Mass.  The 93,923 square foot, $34 million building was completed in June 2004 and received LEED status in early 2007.

60 Oxford Street includes a 9,000 square foot data center that houses the Network Operations Center and the Server Operations Center, along with computer labs and offices for the University’s information services staff.  EYP was among the contractors working on the project, which is fully documented on Harvard web site. 

We have updated our list of LEED-certified data centers to include 60 Oxford Street, as well as the new Citigroup data center in Georgetown, Texas, which will announce its LEED approval in an event today.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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