— The new Allstate Insurance
data center recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) certification at the Gold level from the U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC), making it one of a handful of data centers in the nation to achieve the designation, according to a press release
Some sustainable aspects of the data center include: A heat-reflecting white roof; use of natural lighting; use of recycled materials for making concrete; and native landscaping that requires minimal maintenance, the release stated.
Buildings that are LEED-certified use less water and energy and help taxpayers, businesses and families save money while contributing to a more healthy environment for workers, residents and the community, the release noted.
According to the release, the certification was verified by the Green Building Certification Institute
The LEED-Gold-certified data center also uses technology that mixes heat generated from computers, mechanical equipment and outside air to keep equipment rooms cool and office areas consistently comfortable, the release added.