construction

Sustainable building kit integrated into learning center construction

Posted in construction, ge-general-electric on September 7th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

GE Crotonville Learning Center (John F. Welch Leadership Development Center) is piloting the Project Frog kit construction technology at a new building expected to be completed later this year.  GE is deploying these sustainable construction methods and investing in the company.  …

…   “Project Frog’s technology improves traditional building construction methods by combining semi-custom designs with a pre-engineered kit of energy-efficient building components.

This enables higher quality, more environmentally sustainable, faster and cheaper construction.

Through advanced performance modeling, Project Frog analyzes how its buildings will perform in each location, allowing owners to optimize a building kit to match their desired performance.

The kits are delivered to project sites ready for assembly, and typically take one to six months to construct —less than half the time required for traditional construction.

Project Frog’s buildings use at least 25 percent less energy than the strictest building codes in the United States, and as much as 80 percent less energy in certain parts of the country.

Project Frog manufactures its commercial building systems for educational and government organizations, healthcare offices and retail spaces.”   …

Project Frog is on a mission to revolutionize the way buildings are created by applying technology to overcome the inefficiencies of traditional construction. The result is a structure that is measurably greener and significantly smarter; brighter, healthier spaces that inspire better performance from the people who occupy them.

GE

Wyoming, Land of the Data Center

Posted in construction, state-wyoming on June 27th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Wyoming is a strong choice for locating a new data center, however Verizon does not exercise its option to build there, at this time.  …

…   “Wyoming is attractive to data centers for a number of reasons, including a cool climate that offers natural savings on air conditioning bills … “   …

via ABC News: Wyo. Data Centers.

CoreSite Energy Efficient Data Center Design and Construction

Posted in city-los-angeles, construction, coresite, data-center, design on August 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

CoreSite expands data center capacity in downtown Los Angeles to satisfy the needs of enterprise customers for move-in ready space with sustainable features. …

… “CoreSite continues to focus on energy efficiency in data center design and construction. The new Los Angeles data center space will feature 95%-efficient, scalable UPS units, variable-speed fan air conditioning units, zoned lighting, and branch circuit monitoring to encourage responsible energy use and minimize P.U.E. (Power Usage Effectiveness). ” …

Via CoreSite: Los Angeles Data Center

Los Angeles Data Center Expansion

Apple Data Center Project in North Carolina

Posted in apple, construction, data-center, incentives, investment, state-north-carolina on August 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

North Carolina offers incentives and local officials approve of Apple’s data center investment, which will move ahead quickly now. …

… “With final site acquisition ahead, Apple should begin construction of the data center in mid-August, a company spokesman said. ” …

Via Hickory Daily Record: $1 billion Investment

Emerson Sustainable Data Center Strategy

Posted in city-st-louis, construction, data-center, emerson-electric, energy-efficiency, green-it-strategy, state-missouri, sustainable-development on July 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Emerson celebrates the opening of its green data center in St. Louis, Missouri and its technology applications will begin serving users in August. The data center power requirements are served by a rooftop solar array. …

Emerson opens its green data center in Missouri

… “The data center features a 7,800-square-foot rooftop solar array – the largest in Missouri. The more than 550 solar panels can generate 100 kilowatts of energy, or enough to power the average American home for more than three days. Emerson anticipates the center will have 99.982 percent uptime, which is critical for a company that has operations across more than 200 manufacturing locations around the world. In addition to energy efficiency, construction of the data center was completed with environmental responsibility in mind. Approximately 80 percent of the construction waste generated was diverted from landfills through recycling, and innovative design features enabled Emerson to save more than 2.5 miles of copper piping, minimizing the use of excess materials. ” …

Via Emerson: Global Data Center in St. Louis

Data Center Energy Rebate

Posted in air-economizers, building, certification, construction, cooling-system, data-center, decrease-energy, energy-efficiency, high-efficiency, incentives, measurements, netapp, pacific-gas-and-electric, process-design, rebate, transformers, ups, variable-chiller on December 9th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

NetApp data center design pays off with rebate
NetApp receives Green Business certification by the County of Santa Clara, California and is recognized with a rebate for its data center energy efficiency by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. …

… “Pacific Gas and Electric Company presented NetApp with a rebate of $1,427,477 under PG&E’s Non-Residential New Construction Program, which encourages PG&E’s commercial, industrial, high-technology, and agricultural customers to implement energy-efficient building and process design and construction. NetApp’s rebate is the largest new construction incentive PG&E has ever awarded. NetApp received the rebate for the design of its new Sunnyvale engineering data center and the measures it implemented to more efficiently provide power and decrease the energy needed for cooling. Upgrades included environmentally friendly flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, energy-efficient transformers, outside air economizers, and a variable primary chiller plant. ” …

Via NetApp: Rebate for Data Center Energy Efficiency

Data Center Construction

Posted in construction, data-center, video on October 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Time lapse …

Tucson Green Data Center

Posted in building, city-tucson, construction, data-center, design, electrical-system, energy-efficiency, engineering, green-data-center, ibm, partnership, tucson-electric-power, unisource-energy on October 7th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM is a key partner for green data center development. …

… “IBM has partnered with Tucson Electric Power, a subsidiary of Unisource Energy Corporation, to build, construct and engineer a new energy-efficient data center. ” …

Via IBM: Green Data Center for Tucson Electric Power