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Yahoo Wants First LEED-Gold Data Center In California

yahoo_logo2.jpgYahoo is leasing a corporate data center in a Digital Realty Trust data center which the companies hope will meet LEED Gold certification standards, SunHerald.com reports.

DRT was the first company in the data center industry to achieve LEED Gold certification in recognition of a Chicago data center completed in 2007.

Fifty-one percent of companies have a green data center strategy, according to a recent Digital Realty Trust survey of senior decision makers at leading North American corporations who are directly responsible for data center strategy. That’s a decline since the 2007 study when 55 percent of companies answered the question affirmatively. The result indicates that corporate adoption of green data center strategies has stalled or taken a step back since last year.

A McKinsey & Company report called for an immediate overhaul of corporate management practices and a doubling of the energy efficiency of large-scale corporate computing facilities by 2012.

Research from the Economist Intelligence Unit found that 57 percent of international companies have a strategy to reduce the carbon produced by their business activities, but less than half mentioned information and communications technology as part of their plans to cut CO2 emissions.

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