ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (Thailand) has been awarded the LEED Gold V.4 certification for its STT Bangkok 1 data center, making it the largest data center in Thailand to be LEED-certified.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program by the U.S. Green Building Council is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence.
“This certification is a testament to our commitment to sustainability in the way we do business,” said Mr. Supparat Singhara Na Ayutthaya, the CEO of STT GDC Thailand.
The certification demonstrates the ability of STT Bangkok 1 to achieve high performance in areas like water efficiency, energy use, indoor environmental quality, materials and resources, and location and transportation.
“Our goal is for our data centers to lower carbon emissions in the long term and reduce operating costs for our customers through an optimal power usage effectiveness index while prioritising sustainable practices,” added Mr. Ayutthaya.
This achievement complements STT GDC Thailand’s history making achievement of becoming the first data center provider in Thailand to achieve both the TIA-942 Certification Rated-3 and Uptime Institute Tier III Certification of Design Documents for their STT Bangkok 1 data center.
“We look forward to delivering a level of service to customers that exceeds current industry standards,” said Mr. Ayutthaya.
After STT Bangkok 1 is ready for service in the first quarter of 2021, STT GDC Thailand will keep the same approach for their second data center to maintain their environmental leadership in Thailand’s data center industry.
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (Thailand) is a joint venture between Frasers Property (Thailand) and Singapore-based ST Telemedia Global Data Centres. Their flagship hyperscale data center, STT Bangkok 1, will span 75,000 square meters and is intended to support the digital growth and expansion of enterprises in Thailand.
In September, it was reported that Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi will invest US$231 million (7.3 billion baht) through his real estate company, Frasers Property, in building their second data center in Bangkok.