Telia Helsinki Data Center achieves top environmental score in international rating

Telia Helsinki Data Center has been awarded the LEED environmental gold rating level certificate and has the highest environmental score out of all LEED certified data centers.

Achieving the gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating was possible thanks to the building’s overall environmental impact, particularly its energy efficiency and water savings. For example, rainwater is collected and used as rinsing water at the data center. The solution is rare in Finland and significantly contributes to reducing water consumption. The data center uses renewable energy forms. The heat it produces can heat up to 20 000 homes.

“We made sustainable development and ecological approach the premises of the data center’s design right from the beginning of the project. Our internationally significant certifications show that our information, security and environmental management systems are state of the art worldwide. Our data center and cloud services combine responsible operations and modern, green technology,” says Tommi Mattila, Head of Telia’s Product Area IT services.

LEED is an internationally comparable certification system for green buildings. In order to receive the certificate, a building must meet certain minimum requirements pertaining to issues such as the sustainability of its location, and energy, water and material consumption during the building’s entire life-cycle.

Telia Helsinki Data Center opened in June 2018 and has previously received ISO certificates for exceptional operational reliability, operational quality, environmental work and OHS. It is also CEEDA-certified (Certified Energy Efficient Data Center Award).