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Photos: GE's LEED Platinum data center

GE recently built a $48 million state-of-the-art data center, one of the first in the world with LEED Platinum certification. Here are photos from the grand opening on August 18, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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General Electric's Adrian Shankln, Global Data Center Manager, shows off one of the racks of new high density servers in GE's $48 million state-of-the-art data center -- one of the first in the world with LEED Platinum certification. This gallery includes photos from the grand opening on August 18, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Also read: GE thumbs its nose at outsourcing, builds world-class data center

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Alan Kocsi, CIO of GE Appliances & Lighting, kicks off the program to officially open GE's new LEED Platinum data center in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

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Lance Weaver, CTO of GE Appliances & Lighting, scans his hand (and badge) before entering the "man trap," which only allows one person to enter the data center at a time, to prevent "tailgaiting" (someone politely holding the door for a potential intruder).  

Also read: GE thumbs its nose at outsourcing, builds world-class data center

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Congressman John Yarmuth (left) and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (center) get a rundown on the new data center from Jim Campbell, CEO of GE Appliances & Lighting.  

Also read: GE thumbs its nose at outsourcing, builds world-class data center

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