Data center solutions provider Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has just been awarded three new LEED certifications for locations in Virginia and Georgia, bringing the company’s total LEED certified locations to nineteen. Digital Realty Trust holds two LEED Platinum, six LEED Gold, ten LEED Silver and one LEED certification for its facilities and has more than a dozen additional facilities currently undergoing the LEED certification process.
Digital Realty (DLR) said Tuesday that it had received LEED Gold certification for 43915 Devin Shafron Drive in Ashburn, Virginia; LEED Silver certification for 43830 Devin Shafron Drive in Ashburn, Virginia; and LEED Silver Certification for 375 Riverside Drive, Suite 135 inAtlanta, Georgia.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted standard for high performance green building construction and operation. LEED recognizes five key areas of environmental health to promote a whole-building approach to sustainability: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
"Energy efficiency and sustainability are very important to our customers, which is why we have made it a core element of our approach to designing, building and operating data center facilities," said Jim Smith, CTO of Digital Realty. "The USGBC's LEED certification program is the most widely recognized and respected standard for sustainability in buildings of all kinds. We believe that it is an excellent standard for ensuring that our data center facilities support our customers' green strategies while helping to lower their total cost of occupancy."
For the full press release, visit the Digital Realty Trust web site.