QTS to Work with the Environmental Defense Fund in its Largest Season of
Climate Corps Program
Data center services leader participates in corps program for third time.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - QTS
(Quality Technology Services), one of the nation's leading providers of data
center facilities and managed services, will again participate in the
Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) Climate Corps Program to further drive
energy efficiency in its 12 state-of-the-art facilities. This year marks QTS'
third time participating in the program.
This summer, QTS will host Kevin Kuo of the University of Michigan at its
Atlanta Metro Data Center, one of the largest data centers in the world. The
company's participation in the sixth season of the program will be supervised
by Sukrit Sehgal, director, sustainability and recoveries – QTS. Sehgal was
associated with the program at the QTS Atlanta Metro and Suwanee data centers
before being hired full time by QTS.
The EDF's Climate Corps Program places specially-trained MBA and MPA students
in participating organizations to identify opportunities for saving energy,
money and the environment. QTS is among 106 leading organizations
participating in 2013.
Last year, QTS launched its Sustainability and Recoveries Group, which focuses
on energy efficiency, recycling, responsible resource management and strategic
sourcing. Since the group was established, QTS has recycled more than six
million pounds of industrial materials including copper, aluminum, steel,
plastic and concrete at its Atlanta, Jersey City, Richmond and Santa Clara
data centers. In 2012 the company announced a $10 million multi-year
commitment to energy efficiency enhancements, which the Sustainability and
Recoveries Group continues today.
"I am fortunate to work for a company that strives to be at the forefront of
industry sustainability practices by participating in programs like EDF's
Climate Corps," said Sehgal. "It will be exciting to lead a program I was once
a fellow of and to see what new energy and cost-saving opportunities Kuo
identifies this year for QTS."
EDF Climate Corps matches trained students from leading business schools with
companies to develop practical, actionable energy efficiency plans. Since the
program began in 2008, Climate Corps fellows have identified $1.2 billion in
potential savings for participating organizations, finding an average of $1
million in savings at each one. New participants such as Apple,
Colgate-Palmolive and General Motors will join returning hosts including
Facebook and PepsiCo. In return, the students have received invaluable
experiences and the opportunity to show what they can do where it really
counts -- at the bottom line.
For more information on EDF Climate Corps, visit edfclimatecorps.org.
QTS (Quality Technology Services) is a leading national provider of data
center solutions and fully managed services for enterprise businesses. The
company offers a complete, unique data center product platform (QTS "3Cs"),
including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed
services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support
the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With
11 locations in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages over 3.8 million
square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and
supports more than 850 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit
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