LEED Gold certification demonstrates NTT Global Data Centers Americas commitment to greater efficiency in energy, lighting and water use, as well as the utilization of recycled and reused materials during the construction process. NTT Global Data Centers Americas facility design process focuses on achieving a model of energy and material efficiency through numerous design innovations and green construction techniques.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions.
LEED certification of NTT Global Data Centers Americas facilities was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. Some of those features include minimized water usage, optimized energy performance and efficiency and innovations in environmental monitoring and enhanced water treatment.