Portugal Telecom Covilha is awarded witch the “Green Data Center” DCD EMEA AWARD 2014
Along a ceremony held at London´s Lancaster Hotel on December 11th Quark´s designed Portugal Telecom Data Center was awarded with the “Green Data Center” Prize.
Actually this design was already awarded in 2014 at the Uptime Institute Brill Awards as the 2014 Best Design in EMEA, and at IDC EMEA Awards as the Best Telco Center. This facility is characterized for its design cared down to the last little detail integrating the best energy efficiency technologies. With a PUE of 1.22 the Data Venter operates on a diabatic direct free cooling 99% hours of the year and integrates a 400 kW photovoltaic plant, featuring as well a heat recovery system from IT Rooms to heat the office spaces, a rain harvesting system and an ingenious energy distribution system called “Octobus”.
The facility is Design & Facility Tier III Certified by Uptime Institute and LEED Gold Certified, the office building being LEED Platinum Certified as well.