NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT Group, today announced that its Financial Data Center Tower 2 (FDC2) becomes 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.
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LEED Platinum Certification – NTT Communications Hong Kong Financial Data Center Tower 2 (FDC2)(Graphic: Business Wire)
“We are excited to be the first service provider’s data center facility in Hong Kong to gain this coveted certification. It also underscores the continuous efforts we have taken to ensure that FDC2 achieves the best sustainability and lowest carbon footprint possible, while our society and environment can benefit from our commitment to bringing a greener future with innovative technologies,” Taylor Man, Chief Technology Officer, NTT Com Asia 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 leading Hong Kong data center facility to attain the full 21 points under LEED-CS 2009 EAc1 Optimize Energy Performance.
“NTT Communications not just positions ourselves as a technology pioneer, but also a green advocate that is committed to adopting environmental-friendly design and best practices. Moving forward, we will continue to contribute to a sustainable society by transforming our business and pioneering innovations that meet future society needs,” Man added.
About NTT Communications
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 leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 140 secure data centers worldwide.
NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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About LEED-CS 2009
LEED-CS 2009 (LEED 2009 for Core and Shell Development) is an internationally recognized green building certification rating system developed by the U.S. 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.
1 An innovative front-flow cooling design with hot aisle containment
2 The largest and first-of-its-kind thermal energy storage system for data center in Hong Kong
3 Support installation of ultra-tall racks up to 54U and power density up to 24kVA per rack
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