PEER 1 expands in Toronto with Green Data Center

Vancouver-headquartered PEER 1 announced today that they’ve begun work on a 41,000 square foot green data center in the Toronto area. The new facility will implement some of the most efficient products and technologies on the market, including the use of a local well for primary water supply with redundant connection to the city water system to reduce overall carbon footprint and provide lower energy consumption.

The first of four planned stages is scheduled for completion in early 2010, and will include 7,500 square feet of data center space, and 8,000 square feet of office and staging area at an estimated capital cost of US $10 million. The remaining 25,500 square feet will be dedicated to additional datacenter space and infrastructure which will be built out in three future phases based upon customer demand and market conditions.

The PEER 1 data center will offer scalable managed hosting, dedicated hosting through the ServerBeach brand and co-location services within the Toronto facility which is 30 kilometers from downtown.

PEER 1 also announced its membership in The Green Grid. The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. The Green Grid seeks to provide industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics and technologies that will improve overall data center and business computing energy efficiencies.