CoreSite has been selected by Silicon Valley Power (”SVP”) as a 2011 Energy Innovator award winner. In addition, CoreSite was awarded LEED Gold certification from the Green Building Certification Institute (”GBCI”) at the first of its four planned Santa Clara campus data centers.
Silicon Valley Power awarded CoreSite the Environmental Innovator distinction within the Energy Innovator group based on CoreSite’s comprehensive efforts to support energy efficiency and renewable energy. SVP cited CoreSite’s energy-efficient air temperature design that will save an estimated 6 million kilowatt-hours annually, enough energy to power 6,750 homes for a month.
“CoreSite was selected from a number of excellent candidates for this award, each of whom was evaluated based on a rigorous review and scoring process,” said John C. Roukema, Director of Electric Utility at Silicon Valley Power. “Everyone at Silicon Valley Power would like to commend CoreSite for their efforts in energy-efficiency and renewable energy.”
CoreSite also received a LEED Gold certification from the GBCI. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is defined by the USGBC as a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions and promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems.