DALLAS (July 24, 2013) – T5 Data Centers’ facility T5@Dallas has been granted LEED® Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments for any enterprise, is committed to developing and maintaining environmentally friendly data centers, and LEED Silver certification of T5@Dallas is the latest milestone in the company’s efforts to have all its data centers LEED certified.
Located in the Legacy Business Park in Plano, Texas, T5@Dallas is T5’s largest data center project to date. The T5@Dallas data center is a purpose-built, fully equipped “wholesale” data center in a 150,000-square-foot building with 129,000 square feet of raised floor on a 20-acre site. As part of the energy-saving construction required for LEED Silver certification, the building has been designed to optimal power usage effectiveness (PUE), and to economize on energy, water, and resource consumption. The building is also built using sustainable materials. When it’s complete following the second construction phase, the T5@Dallas data center will have 20.5 MWs of critical power for mission-critical operations in a UCGBC-certified green facility.
“We consider LEED certification to be good for business as well as the environment,” said Robbie Sovie, LEED AP, Vice President – Development for T5 Data Centers. “Building green data centers not only makes us good environmental neighbors, it helps our customers save because we also deliver the most resource efficient solution possible – it’s good for the environment and good for our tenants.”
T5’s Data Center’s T5@Atlanta facility also is LEED Silver certified, and T5 anticipates its T5@LA, T5@Kings Mountain, T5@Portland, and T5@Colorado Springs projects also will be LEED certified.
LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. More than 44,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, which represents more than 8 billion square feet of construction space spanning the 50 United States and 120 countries.
About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.