DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. Spearheads Water Conservation Among Its Loudoun
County Data Centers Through Its Reclaimed Water Sourcing Initiative
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:
DFT) announced today that its Ashburn Corporate Campus ("ACC") now utilizes
reclaimed water for the four data centers with evaporative cooling plants.
These four data centers – ACC3, ACC4, ACC5, and ACC6 – comprise more than 1.1
million gross square feet and 112 megawatts ("MW") of critical power available
for use by DFT's customers. DFT's ACC7 data center facility, currently under
construction and representing an additional 446,000 gross square feet and
totaling 41.6 MW of critical power when fully developed, also will utilize
reclaimed water for its evaporative cooling plant.
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"Those of our customers who have pledged Corporate Social Responsibility
expect their data center providers to support their "green" business
practices," said Lee Kestler, Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing for
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. "DFT's conversion from potable to reclaimed
water at the Ashburn Corporate Campus further supports our customers'
environmental objectives and is an example of DFT's commitment to limiting our
use of potable water, a precious resource. Our customers also are very cost
conscious. This conversion will reduce the cost of water consumption by 50 to
65 percent, and these cost savings are directly passed through to our
customers under our triple-net leases."
By converting the ACC evaporative cooling plants to reclaimed water usage, the
Company has lowered its environmental impact in two important ways. First,
the Company has significantly reduced its consumption of potable water.
Second, the Company's use of reclaimed water reduces the amount of treated
effluent water the local water authority would otherwise discharge into local
"We are always energy and environmentally conscious in the approach to our
data center designs," said Scott Davis, Executive Vice President of Operations
for DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. "DFT has obtained LEED certification at
each of its facilities developed and delivered since 2009, and we design and
construct our facilities with industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness
(PUE); reducing the amount of power necessary to operate the facility."
In 2012, DFT received the Recycled Water Customer of the Year award from the
WateReuse Association California Section for implementing a reclaimed water
system at its SC1 facility located in Santa Clara, California.
About DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer,
operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large
multi-tenanted wholesale data centers. The Company's facilities are designed
to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a
low-cost operating model. The Company's customers outsource their mission
critical applications and include national and international enterprises
across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers,
media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The
Company's ten data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total
2.5 million gross square feet and 218 megawatts of available critical load to
power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros
Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) is headquartered in
Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.dft.com.
SOURCE DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
Contact: Jeffrey H. Foster, Chief Financial Officer, +1 (202) 478-2333 or
Christopher Warnke Manager, Investor Relations+1 (202) 478-2330
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