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Proposed LEEDTM Criteria for Data Centers
The U.S. Green Building Council created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDTM) rating system for homes and commercial buildings, and recently adopted versions for retail facilities, schools, and healthcare facilities. The California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research program asked Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory develop a similar system for the construction of data centers for consideration by USGBC. Work on criteria for existing data centers will begin soon.
The project was led by Ray Pfeifer (SVLG) as a consultant to LBNL and William Tschudi (LBNL). The following industry groups: Green Grid, ASHRAE, 7x24 Exchange, Uptime Institute, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Critical Facilities Roundtable all participated in its development.
The following draft materials have been submitted to the U.S. Green Building Council for consideration.
Please send comments to William Tschudi.
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