Posted By Rich Miller On November 29, 2010 @ 8:02 am In eBay | No Comments
eBay says its new “Topaz” data center in South Jordan, Utah has earned Gold-level certification under the LEED ( Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program for energy efficient buildings. The certification was the second LEED Gold data center award for eBay, which previously had one of its San Jose facilities earn that distinction, according to a blog post by Dean Nelson, eBay’s Senior Director of Global Data Center Strategy.
The $287 million Utah data center , which came online in May, will be the flagship facility for eBay, hosting the eBay.com and Paypal.com web sites. The first phase of the Topaz project is a 240,000 square foot building housing three 20,000 square foot data center halls – one for eBay Marketplace, one for PayPal.com, and a third hall for expansion space. The master plan for the site calls for four phases, which will allow eBay to consolidate leased data center space currently spread across three states. The facility has 7.2 megawatts of capacity in phase 1, with a 30 megawatt substation on site.
Here’s a look at some of the energy efficiency features built into the new facility:
Nelson said he expects to achieve a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.4.
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URLs in this post:
 blog post : http://www.ebaygreenteam.com/posts/ebay-LEED-Gold-data-center
 Utah data center: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/05/23/ebay-unveils-new-flagship-data-center/
 Green Data Centers Channel : http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/category/green-data-centers/
 LEED Platinum Data Centers: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/leed-platinum-data-centers/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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