Australia’s greenest data centre scoops national award

Friday, 01 June, 2012

The iseek Communications Data Centre, located at Brisbane Airport, has been chosen from a host of high-profile projects to win the WSP Award for Best Sustainable Development - New Buildings at the Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovations and Excellence Awards 2012.

The data centre, developed with iseek’s property partner Brisbane Airport Property Division BNE, is said to be the most significant and energy efficient in Australia. It has achieved a power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.3 by The Green Grid - one of the lowest power usage indexes in Australia.

The Managing Director of iseek, Jason Gomersall, said, “This award highlights the commitment to our customers to provide sustainable and power-efficient facilities whilst not compromising on security and service availability.”

Gomersall added that the award is timely considering the introduction of the carbon tax and the company’s future expansion in the NSW market.

The Chief Operating Officer of the Property Council of Australia, Ken Morrison, said, “The development provides customers with state-of-the-art facilities and establishes a new industry standard for the next generation of green data centres in Australia. Congratulations go to iseek Data Centre for demonstrating leading sustainability practices that reduced the project’s eco footprint over the entire life cycle.”

The award was announced at a gala dinner on Saturday 26 May at Sydney’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, where the development overthrew eight other contenders.

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