COLORADO SPRINGS — FedEx
has opened its first environmentally friendly data center, according to a press release
The Enterprise Data Center-West can be counted among the most energy efficient data centers in the U.S. due to green design features such as variable frequency drives that can fine-tune the amount of power used according to demand, the release stated.
The data center''s power usage effectiveness (PUE) ratio — the amount of electricity need to power auxiliary systems such as cooling and lights versus the amount needed to run the computing systems — is an average of 1.28, the release noted.
According to the release, during construction, crews diverted over three quarters of the construction waste from landfills: Nearly 11 percent of the building products were regionally produced and more than 14 percent contain recycled content.