Digital Realty’s Singapore data centre gets green certification
By Digital News Asia February 5, 2015
- First existing colocation centre to get Green Mark Platinum level by BCA and IDA
- 370,500 sq ft facility delivers 30MW of critical IT capacity, been in operation since 2010
DATA centre solutions provider Digital Realty Trust Inc said its Singapore facility has received a Green Mark Platinum certification by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA).
This is the first time a colocation data centre in the city-state has achieved the Green Mark Platinum level under the category of ‘Existing Data Centre,’ Digital Realty said in a statement.
The BCA-IDA Green Mark is a dedicated green building rating system for data centres, recognising those that adopt energy efficient designs, operations and management. It must be renewed every three years.
“This Platinum certification verifies the energy efficient design and environmental performance of our Singapore data centre,” said Bernard Geoghegan, managing director, EMEA and Asia Pacific at Digital Realty.
“Most organisations today want to do business sustainably and reduce their carbon footprint – hence we aim to deliver the most energy-efficient data centres for our clients, to help them turn their data centre needs into a strategic business advantage,” he declared.
A sustainable data centre can deliver significant business benefits, including financial savings, as they consume less energy, water and space, reducing both capital and operational expense, Digital Realty said.
“As Singapore’s data centre landscape continues to evolve, so does the need for environmentally-friendly facilities,” said Ang Kian Seng, director of the Technology Development Group at BCA.
“We are glad to note that leading players, such as Digital Realty, have demonstrated strong leadership in showcasing best practices in sustainable data centre design and performance,” he added.
The BCA-IDA Green Mark for Data Centres scheme is jointly developed by the BCA and IDA with supporting partners from the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University ([email protected]) and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL) in the United States.
Digital Realty said its Singapore data centre is a 370,500 sq ft facility delivering 30MW of critical IT capacity. It has been in operation since 2010 and was previously certified as Gold under the Green Mark for Buildings scheme.
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