Phase 1 of this colocation facility finishout included 40,000 sq. ft. of N+1, fully redundant data center white space with 250 KW/sq. ft., redundant feeds up to 20 MW, two 200-MW substations and two 2,500-KVA pad-mounted transformers. Ultimately, the 700,000-sq.-ft. center will include 400,000 sq. ft. of data center white space and 60,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space.
The primary project challenge was speed of delivery. CyrusOne needed the space ready for tenants in eight short months. DPR and joint venture partner Fortis Construction provided continuous value analysis to help the owner shorten the schedule and maximize technical scope. The electrical and mechanical subcontractors officed onsite to pre-plan, plan and re-plan as construction proceeded to maximize efficiency. Building information modeling (BIM) tools were used for overhead coordination, MEP coordination and clash detection.
The facility is designed to push the PUE as low as possible, with a goal of a PUE of less than 1.3 when operating at full capacity. An Indirect Evaporative Cooling System is used in lieu of a chilled water or DX unit. The system is more energy efficient, and because it’s modular, quality is easier to control.
Slated for LEED Platinum certification.