SAN FRANCISCO -- 365 Main Inc., developer and operator of the worlds finest data centers (www.365main.com), today became the first data center developer and operator to commit to full compliance with the building certification system put forth by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization of leaders from every sector of the building industry.
As proof of its commitment, 365 Main also announced the development of a new data center in Newark, Calif., the first LEED-certified data center in the country in which customers can lease customizable private rooms from 5,000 to 30,000 square feet. (Newark is approximately 35 miles southeast of San Francisco). Design and construction has already begun on the 136,410-square-foot facility, which will open in Q4 2007.
The aggregate power consumption by servers and data centers in the United States has more than doubled since 2000 to about 45 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2005, accounting for about 1.2 percent of the country's electricity consumption, roughly equal to the power drawn by the nation's color televisions. According to a 2007 report by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Dr. Jonathan G. Koomey, the electricity costs for the servers and associated infrastructure reached $2.7 billion in 2005 and is increasing steadily.
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