Prineville, Oregon is the site of a new data center for the popular social networking site, Facebook. The new facility is one of the most energy-efficient in the world, featuring an innovative cooling system created for the unique climate characteristics of central Oregon. The data center uses energy-efficiency technologies, including an evaporative cooling system and an airside economizer that brings in 100 percent ambient air. The facility re-uses server heat to warm office space in the colder months, and a Facebook patent-pending electrical design reduces electricity usage. The entire facility is built to LEED® Gold certification standards.
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All phases are slated for LEED-NC Gold certification.