Genesis Morocco: Citigroup Data Center in Frankfurt Achieves LEED Platinum

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Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

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Citigroup Data Center in Frankfurt Achieves LEED Platinum

Read more: World’s First LEED Platinum Data Center Opens in Germany | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

Citigroups’s new Data Centre in Frankfurt has just been awarded the LEED Platinum, which makes it Germany’s first such LEED accredited building. An environmentally conscious design by the engineering firm Arup Associates, this building sets new standards for energy hungry data centers. Featuring a raft of environmental measures, the Frankfurt datacenter manages to use only 30% of the power, 40% of the heating energy when compared to similar constructions, and thanks to an innovative reverse osmosis water treatment it saves 50 million litres of water each year. For an additional style element, the facade comes with a green wall on one side and a fenestrated window panel on another. [via Inhabitat]