Data center earns LEED certification
The new data center for L.L. Bean has been awarded U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification.
Awarded the LEED Silver certification , the 18,000 sq ft data center is equipped to hold up to 144 racks of servers, with 4.2 kW of power for every rack. It also created energy efficiency by recycling half of its construction waste and by using materials sourced in New England.
Earlier in June, the USGBC stated it was working on a plan to monitor data centers . The current LEED certification process can evaluate the centers, but there are no unique guidelines for those types of buildings.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey