QTS Realty Trust announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded QTS’ Ashburn mega data center a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
LEED certification is an important part of QTS' comprehensive environmental and sustainability initiatives documented in its Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) report. QTS owns and operates 26 data centers globally with a goal of achieving LEED certification in 90% of owned facilities by 2025, up from 60% today.
QTS Ashburn's LEED certification encompasses the entirety of the 445,000 square foot data center facility that also features office space for both customers and QTS' Northern Virginia-based employees.
"QTS is committed to leading the industry in sustainability and environmental responsibility," said Travis Wright, Vice President of Energy and Sustainability – QTS. "We have aggressive, documented goals for renewable energy usage, water reclamation, waste recycling and operational efficiency and we look forward to reporting on our progress," Wright added.
About QTS Realty Trust
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 6 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space within North America and Europe. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities.