Enterprise Data Centre (EDC) Borden achieves LEED Silver certification

SSC’s Enterprise Data Centre supports the Greening Government Strategy.

EDC Borden has achieved a significant milestone by becoming LEED® Silver Certified through the Canada Green Building Council, a worldwide green building certification program. 

Launched in September 2018, EDC Borden is one of SSC’s four state-of-the-art enterprise data centres that provide secure, green and reliable hosting service to Government of Canada partners.

As a result of SSC’s work to attain the LEED certification, EDC Borden is 25% more energy efficient and does not require potable water to cool the facility. This allows SSC to help reduce the Government of Canada’s carbon footprint in support of the Greening Government Strategy.

Green building highlights

Here’s a peek at EDC Borden’s LEED Silver certification score card:

  • Perfect score in Water Efficiency. The facility uses rainwater for 100% of its landscaping needs and 50% of its sewage needs.
  • High score in Innovation in Design through sustainable purchasing, reduced water use and green housekeeping practices. This is achieved in part by purchasing products with low levels of, or without, harmful chemicals or toxic metals.
  • High score in Indoor Environmental Quality. Sensors control lighting throughout the large facility and conserve electricity.
  • EDC Borden also uses outside air to cool the facility when possible, saving significant energy.

LEED certifications

EDC Borden has achieved LEED Silver certifications for the design and construction, as well as the operations and maintenance of the data centre. This means the facility is now fully LEED silver certified.

About LEED ratings

The Canada Green Building Council promotes the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Canada rating system to encourage and help develop more sustainable buildings.

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