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Apple to build America's largest private solar farm

Apple to build America's largest private solar farm | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Apple plans to build to America's largest privately owned solar facility, according to the company's 2012 facilities report.

Improvements to the massive data center in Maiden, N.C., which was commissioned by Apple in 2011, will include the 100 acre solar farm, green building design and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council...

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Facebook's Swedish Data Center Will Run on Hydropower

Facebook's Swedish Data Center Will Run on Hydropower | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Facebook is building a new 300,000-square-foot data center in Lulea, Sweden to achieve LEED Gold certification.

In a joint venture with Fortis Construction, Portland, Ore., and NCC Construction Sweden, Stockholm, DPR Construction was awarded a $121-million contract to construct the data-center complex.

This project will be the Redwood City, Calif., general contractor’s first foray outside North America.

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Blue Waters Data Center Achieves LEED Gold

Blue Waters Data Center Achieves LEED Gold | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) announced that the National Petascale Computing Facility (NPCF) at the University of Illinois has been earned a Gold-level certification under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating program for energy-efficient buildings.

The features of the NPCF data center that led to a LEED Gold certification include a 480V power distribution system for computating equipment, a focus on water-cooled computational and storage equipment, external cooling towers for free cooling, low-impact landscaping with native prairie plants and using best practice construction methods to improve the air quality environment within the facility...

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