Tech Vault, Inc. Achieves LEED® Silver Certification

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Leading Edge Design Group Helps Advance New England’s Most Energy Efficient Data Center and Collocation Facility.

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The Tech Vault data center is a remarkable example of how an owner can successfully integrate sustainability and energy efficiency into their data center without compromising the reliability or agility of their operations.

Leading Edge Design Group, a leading provider of data center design services, announced today that Tech Vault, Inc. has achieved LEED Silver certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, a voluntary rating system for energy efficient buildings overseen by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Tech Vault, Inc. is a provider of collocation, hosting, and managed services and is proud to be Vermont's first commercial-grade, LEED certified data center. Leading Edge Design Group designed Tech Vault’s data center and led the LEED certification strategy and execution.

“Our partnership with Leading Edge Design Group was critical to our business and certification success,” said Steve Loyer, President, of Tech Vault. “Renovating an existing facility, Vermont’s cooler climate, generous utility incentives, and attaining LEED certification were key factors in our design and implementation and we simply could not have done it without the great team of professionals at Leading Edge Design Group.”

The Tech Vault data center is now considered to be the most efficient data center in New England and features a 4,000 square foot server area and a separate 2,500 square foot area to house mechanical and electrical equipment. By taking advantage of Vermont’s Champlain Valley climate, Tech Vault uses water-side economization to cool the facility and innovative in-row cooling and heat recovery technologies providing customers unlimited power and cooling capabilities. In addition, real-time monitoring has been installed to track Power User Effectiveness (PuE) and to continuously benchmark their energy efficiency. Tech Vault customers include the regions data-intensive, industry-leading healthcare providers, educational institutions and software companies.

“The Tech Vault data center is a remarkable example of how an owner can successfully integrate sustainability and energy efficiency into their data center without compromising the reliability or agility of their operations,” says Todd Boucher, Principal at Leading Edge Design Group. “Our organization is so proud to have played an integral role in bringing the vision for this unique facility to life and give a tremendous amount of credit to the Tech Vault team for their unwavering commitment to energy efficiency throughout this project. We believe firmly that this ongoing commitment and the sustainable, efficient nature of the design establishes the Tech Vault facility as the most energy efficient data center in the region.”

Leading Edge Design Group worked closely with Efficiency Vermont to secure $100,000 of energy efficiency incentives for the $1.95 million project.

ABOUT LEADING EDGE DESIGN GROUP
Leading Edge Design Group is a leading national provider of energy optimization services that delivers significant energy savings to the public and private marketplaces through efficient data center designs and emerging LED lighting and wireless lighting control technologies. Founded in 2007 with the goal of pursuing, promoting, and providing the finest energy optimization solutions available, we help our customers minimize the environmental impact of their businesses while improving operational reliability and reducing costs. Leading Edge Design Group is dedicated to encouraging, challenging, and contributing to energy industry innovation with an ongoing commitment to our community and our environment. Visit us at http://www.ledesigngroup.com and connect with us on Twitter @ledesigngroup.

ABOUT TECH VAULT, INC.
Tech Vault is a next generation data center / collocation facility that is HIPAA, DSS PCI, SSAE-16 (formally SAS-70) compliant and is located in South Burlington, VT. Our facility is operated and monitored by the professionals at Tech Group Inc. one of the State’s leading IT service companies. We are leading the region with our environmentally sound design and energy efficient operation. From the onset it was all about energy consciousness and minimizing our carbon footprint on the environment, achieving LEED Silver Certification from USGBC is further evidence of that vision and commitment. Our LEED certification puts us in elite company on a national level when it comes to data centers where less than thirty others have attained such standards. “In Vermont and the region many of our clients care about the environment and also have high compliance requirements when it comes to choosing a data center, and Tech Vault provides that solution. We believe that we have created a facility that many businesses in the region will find congruent with their own environmental business practices and vision and we’re proud of that. Visit us at http://www.techvault.net for more information.

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