DULLES, Va., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carpathia, a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of cloud services and managed hosting, today announced that the IBX Vault, one of the industry's most advanced, secure and federally compliant data centers, is LEED® Silver certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certification is the USGBC's rating system for the design and construction of energy-efficient and high-performing facilities and is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building.
"We are extremely proud that our IBX Vault data center is LEED certified to the Silver level," said Bill Ranney, Chief Financial Officer, Carpathia. "This latest achievement adds to our ongoing corporate sustainability and green initiatives and underscores our company's commitment to the environment, without sacrificing price or performance for our customers."
Many data centers today consume vast amounts of energy. When not managed correctly, this waste can have a substantial environmental impact. Carpathia recognized this challenge early on and has been proactive in minimizing the footprint of its facilities. In addition to today's LEED certification announcement, Carpathia was an early member of The Green Grid Association, an open industry consortium of end users, policy makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies that works to improve the resource efficiency of information technology and data centers throughout the world.
"From a resource-conservation standpoint, data centers pose a particular challenge as the growth in cloud computing, mobile devices and other technologies drive infrastructure demands," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "By going through our rigorous certification process, Carpathia has opted for best-in-class building strategies and demonstrated the company's willingness to go above and beyond when it comes to being a responsible corporate citizen and environmental steward."
To receive USGBC's LEED certification, building projects must satisfy prerequisites and earn credits to achieve various levels of certification. Carpathia's IBX Vault achieved LEED Silver certification under the LEED for Building Design and Construction rating system.
For more information about the IBX Vault or Carpathia's secure and compliant cloud solutions, visit www.carpathia.com.
USGBC is working towards its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust network of chapters, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. As the most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe, LEED is transforming buildings, homes and communities in all 50 states and 135 countries worldwide. LEED guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance of more than 50,000 projects worldwide, comprising 9.3 billion square feet of commercial and institutional construction space, and more than 117,000 additional residential units.
Carpathia is a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of cloud services and managed hosting, providing secure, reliable and compliant IT infrastructure and management for some of the world's most demanding enterprises and federal agencies. Carpathia's cloud platform delivers solutions for every stage of the cloud journey, empowering organizations to meet their unique security and compliance requirements. Carpathia's experienced customer care team and innovative data center facilities provide 24x7 global support to ensure optimum performance and reliability. Backed by its E3 Promise(TM), Carpathia consistently delivers an experience that exceeds expectations. Contact Carpathia at 1.888.200.9494, or visit www.carpathia.com for more information.