Verizon Wireless Receives Green Enterprise IT Award for Facility Design — Implementation

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Verizon Wireless was honored as a winner of a 2012 Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Award Monday evening at the seventh annual Uptime Institute Symposium in Santa Clara, Calif.  The GEIT Awards, presented by Uptime Institute, showcase organizations that are pioneering energy efficiency improvements in their IT and data center operations.

Verizon Wireless received the 2012 GEIT Award in the Facility Design – Implementation category for its Twinsburg, Ohio, Data Center.  The award recognizes the implementation of energy efficiency for a new facility in operation for at least six months. 

Designed from the ground up with a focus on the environment, the Twinsburg Data Center spans 140,000 square feet and features energy-saving technologies, including warm water cooling, high efficiency pumps and fans, and LED lighting.  In addition to an aggressive materials recycling program, the center utilizes heat from computers to warm the building and melt snow in winter around the facility.  Melted snow is cleaned and recycled and used to provide water in building lavatories or to supplement the cooling system.

Completed in 2011, the Twinsburg Data Center was previously recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council with LEED Gold certification for leadership in energy efficient design.

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