NTT Communications tower 2 certified as LEED Platinum

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) Financial Data Center Tower 2 (FDC2) has become the first service provider´s data center in Hong Kong to gain the LEED-CS 2009 Platinum level certification, which reinforces NTT Com´s brand promise to foster a sustainable environment and achieve operational efficiency, the company said.

The LEED-CS 2009 certification highlights NTT Com´s success in achieving sustainable development by adopting the “Think Sustainability from the Project Start” approach for building and operating FDC2.

It provides the data center facility a strong roadmap all the way from design, construction, operation to service delivery stage. By combining innovative design and technologies, such as the Cooling Wall1 and Cooling Battery2, with the ultra-high density design3, FDC2 increased its cooling energy efficiency by over 20% and achieved a market-leading annualized PUE of below 1.5 at full-load.

On an annual basis, FDC2 successfully minimizes energy consumption to around 60%, following the ASHRAE Standards, resulting in 357,000 tons of CO2 emission reduction. These achievements helped the Hong Kong data center facility to attain the full 21 points under LEED-CS 2009 EAc1 Optimize Energy Performance.

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company´s worldwide infrastructure, including global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centers worldwide.

LEED-CS 2009 (LEED 2009 for Core and Shell Development) is an internationally recognized green building certification rating system developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods. The comprehensive rating system evaluates buildings from different green aspects including sustainable site, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design and regional priority.