CoreSite Realty Corporation has announced the company has been selected by Silicon Valley Power ("SVP") as a 2011 Energy Innovator award winner. In addition, CoreSite was awarded LEED Gold certification from the Green Building Certification Institute ("GBCI") at the first of its four planned Santa Clara campus data centers.

Silicon Valley Power awarded CoreSite the Environmental Innovator distinction within the Energy Innovator group based on CoreSite's comprehensive efforts to support energy efficiency and renewable energy. SVP cited CoreSite's energy-efficient air temperature design that will save an estimated 6 million kilowatt-hours annually, enough energy to power 6,750 homes for a month.

"CoreSite was selected from a number of excellent candidates for this award, each of whom was evaluated based on a rigorous review and scoring process," said John C. Roukema, director of electric utility at Silicon Valley Power. "Everyone at Silicon Valley Power would like to commend CoreSite for their efforts in energy-efficiency and renewable energy."

CoreSite also received a LEED Gold certification from the GBCI.

Over the past year, the average power usage effectiveness (PUE) of CoreSite's Santa Clara data center campus has been approximately 1.3, resulting in one of the most energy-efficient data center and colocation environments in California. CoreSite plans to open its second campus data center, a 101,000 square-foot facility located at 2972 Stender Way, in the third quarter and will host a grand-opening event at the building on July 21st. Upon opening, CoreSite will manage more than 500,000 square feet of space in the San Francisco Bay Area and have entitlements to construct an additional 345,000 square feet pending market conditions.

"CoreSite would like to thank MATT Construction for their dedicated construction and project management, which helped to ensure on-time delivery of 2972; Mitsubishi Electric for their efficient, reliable uninterruptible power supply modules and engineering technologies, which significantly reduced our installation time and costs, and long-term cost of ownership; Critical Solutions Group for their expertise and diligence throughout the entire commissioning process; and all of the other organizations who played a role in delivering an exceptional data center product," commented Billie Haggard, CoreSite senior vice president of data centers.