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FedEx opens green data center

February 18, 2011
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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.
FedEx has applied for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of the building, the release added.
Click here to read the complete release.
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