Australia’s Greenest Data Centre Scoops National Award
iseek Communications Brisbane facility heralded as the nation’s best sustainable development
The iseek Communications Data Centre located at the Brisbane Export Park has been chosen from a host of high profile projects to win the WSP Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings, at the Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovations and Excellence Awards.
Managing Director of iseek, Jason Gomersall said “This award highlights the commitment to our customers to provide sustainable and power efficient facilities whilst not compromising on security and service availability.”
The award is timely considering the introduction of the carbon tax and our future expansion into the New South Wales market, Mr Gomersall says.
Chief Operating Officer of the Property Council of Australia Ken Morrison said: “The development provides customers with state-of-the-art facilities and establishes a new industry standard for the next generation of green data centres in Australia. Congratulations go to iseek Data Centre for demonstrating leading sustainability practices that reduced the project’s eco footprint over the entire lifecycle.”
The Data Centre, developed with iseek’s property partner Brisbane Airport Property Division BNE, is the most architecturally significant and energy efficient Data Centre in Australia.
BAC Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe said the award is testament to Brisbane Airport’s commitment to sustainable development.
The iseek Data Centre has achieved a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.3 by the Green Grid, one of the lowest power usage indexes in Australia.
Director of Rider Levett Bucknall, Michael Kerr, says the development took home the national award on the night, overthrowing eight other contenders.
The Innovation and Excellence Award was announced at a gala dinner on Saturday May 26th at Sydney’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.