e-shelter Zurich Project Targets LEED Platinum

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Artist rendering of large-scale LEED Platinum data center being developed in Rümlang.

On Wednesday e-shelter will begin construction of a 26,000 square meter (279,864 square foot) data center in Rümlang, about 10 kilometers from downtown Zurich, Switzerland. The project complies with the requirements for a LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) pre-certification accreditation awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“We plan to set new standards in Switzerland with our project in Zurich,” said Rupprecht Rittweger, CEO and founder of e-shelter. “The building is designed according to state-of-the-art efficiency criteria to reduce energy consumption and is set to meet the business needs of any corporate company looking for data centre space near Zurich. The construction of this new facility forms an integral part of our European expansion strategy.”

In addition to the Zurich project, e-shelter is currently developing a 50-acre site in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, which is the first in the UK to be awarded LEED Platinum pre-certification accreditation. e-shelter is also currently developing sites in Munich and Frankfurt.

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