At 7x24 Exchange Orlando, eBay presented its story on achieving Gold LEED Certification.
eBay - Data Center Goes Gold
In May 2010, eBay officially opened its newest data center in South Jordan, Utah, named Topaz after the state stone of Utah. The facility was a green field development focusing on the design principles of reliability, maintainability, sustainability, and efficiency. As a result of the design and construction efforts, the facility achieved a LEED Gold rating in October of 2010.
And, the one thing that eBay has done that I haven't seen any other data center is disclose its list of points earned to achieve Gold Certification.
Shouldn't this disclosure be a standard practice if someone markets their LEED certification?
Here is a quote from Olivier Sanche. Olivier is infamous as the departed Apple Data Center executive. What few other people know is Olivier's baby, the data center he designed with Mike Lewis is the Topaz eBay Data Center.
We have a company vision of measuring and managing our carbon footprint that includes a hard look at the ways that information, facilities, and operations use energy and water resources.
Here are few slides more slides that give details behind the LEED point achievements.
One of the last slides is going beyond LEED.