NTT: Taking the LEED lead in Hong Kong
NTT Communications now operates Hong Kongs first LEED:EBOM certified data center. Taylor Man, NTT Com Asias Executive Vice President for New Business, explains why the standard is becoming so important for the countrys data center industry.
The focus on Corporate social responsibility (CSR) by governments, regulators and increasingly customers is driving sustainability in the data center sector. And market volatility, focus on expenditures and rising operational costs has further led to demands for process efficiency, the streamlining of operations and lower energy usage.
While operating right at the heart of bustling at the heart of bustling Hong Kong, NTT Communications started to look for ways of being more green. We found the answer with LEED:EBOM, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standard issued by the Green Building Council for Existing buildings, Operations and Maintenance).
NTT became the first data center in Hong Kong to receive LEED Silver certification EBOM for its Hong Kong Data Centre after proving large energy savings due to efficiency measures. The data center is in a seven-floor building, which covers 212,000 sq ft that was launched in 2009. It provides high-availability services and has been built to handle mission critical environments, with a Tier III infrastructure.
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