Digital Realty Trust's Singapore facility has received a Green Mark Platinum certification by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), the data centre solutions provider announced on 28 January.
This is the first time a colocation data centre in Singapore has achieved the Green Mark Platinum level under the category of "Existing Data Centre," the company said in a press statemement.
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."
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 (ERI@N) and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL) in the US.
Digital Realty's Singapore data centre is a 370,500 square feet 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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