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Green design can add to costs, but that isn't slowing CIOs down

From Enterprise IT Planet’s weekly news roundup, a few items of green news that you can drop at your next center staff meeting

  • IT hosting company The Planet unveiled a new facility in North Dallas that features a green design featuring high-efficiency water-cooled chillers. The green features added $2 million to construction costs.
  • One-fifth of CIO’s polled by NetworkWorld plan to spend on Green IT in 2009 despite the recession.
  • Citi announced that its new data center in Frankfurt is the first to achieve LEED Platinum rating.

That last one is interesting in light of a small but growing trend in HPC to build LEED-certified facilities to hold supercomputers. The Blue Waters project is doing this, for example (they are hoping for a gold rating).

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