Closer Look: GE’s LEED Platinum Data Center

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Inside the GE Appliances and Lighting data center in Louisville, Kentucky.


Last month GE Appliances and Lighting unveiled a new data center at its Appliance Park headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. The new facility has earned a Platinum-level rating, the highest level attainable under the LEED ( Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program, a voluntary rating system for energy efficient buildings. The GE facility is one of about a dozen data centers worldwide that have achieved LEED platinum status. The GE facility is designed to support racks at 18 to 24 kilowatts per cabinet. Ultra-low-flow water fixtures ensure that water consumption inside the building is 42 percent less than the industry baseline, and GE has offset 35 percent of the predicted annual energy consumption by purchasing off-site renewable energy. This video provides an overview of the GE data center and a look inside the facility. It runs about 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

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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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