Quality Technology Services Data Center Gets LEED Gold Certification

                QTS (Quality Technology Services) one of the largest data center service providers located in the US. Quality Technology Services offers secure, real time visibility, flexibility and expert support solutions to customers. Quality Technology Services operates over 3 million sq ft of data center space. Quality Technology Services provides a complete solution for all IT infrastructure hosting needs. Quality Technology Services offers co-location, cloud and custom data center services.

                QTS announced it has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Gold certificate for its Virginia data center. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification program. According to LEED Certification review, QTS Richmond, Virginia data center has achieved high scores for optimized energy consumption, water efficiency and suitable site selection. QTS recently added a sustainability and recovery team which is dedicated to practices Green data center strategies such as strategic sourcing, energy efficiency, resource management and recycling methods.  Since 2011 QTS has recycled more than 6 million pounds of materials from its data centers. Recycled materials include plastic, aluminum, steel, concrete and copper. QTS Richmond data center is one of the world’s largest and most secured data centers.

                Chief Operating Officer of Development and Operations of QTS Jim Reinhart said, “QTS federal and enterprise customers are extremely interested in hosting their IT infrastructure in an energy efficient environment to be good stewards of resources and to reduce their energy consumption costs. With our focus on premium data center services and environmental responsibility, we look forward to earning additional LEED certifications.”

                President, CEO and founding chair of US Green Building Council, Rick Fedrizzi said, “It is an impressive achievement to attain LEED

Gold in a facility that was not originally built to be a data center. QTS engineering and data center operation teams, as well as its building and engineering contractors, should be justifiably proud of attaining LEED Gold with a broad array of energy efficient initiatives on the Richmond campus. Their hard work has led to the QTS Richmond Data Center being certified as one of the world”s greenest high-performance buildings.”

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