First LEED-Platinum Data Center in the US!
ACT, the nonprofit that established the American College Testing Program 50 years ago, is the first data center to attain the LEED-Platinum green building certification in the US. This center uses a geothermal system as their energy efficient form of cooling. They also have a high performing HVAC system with pressure vessels that are isolated from the rest of the building and exterior dry coolers that are located in a protected courtyard. This equipment aids the geothermal system and its design supports the security and reliability of the facility. "Sustainability was the name of the game for this project, both environmental sustainable design and the ability of the data center to sustain a disaster ... none of the sustainable design strategies diminish the building's ability to perform its primary functions," ACT Assistant Vice President of Central Services Tom Struve said in a statement this week announcing the certification.
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