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Google Iowa Data Center

Posted in datacenter, google, interview, state-iowa on April 24th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

ACT LEED Platinum Data Center

Posted in certification, cooling-system, data-center, dry-cooler, energy-efficiency, geothermal-system, high-efficiency, leed-certification, leed-platinum, state-iowa on August 21st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

ACT’s new data center has achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which is the first LEED Platinum certified data center in the nation and in Iowa. …

… “A great example is ACT‘s energy-efficient geothermal system which is unique among data centers. Geothermal has traditionally not been compatible with data centers, since they constantly reject heat and would quickly heat saturate the ground. Project engineers developed an innovative design that made geothermal viable for ACT’s data center. Geothermal also provides an extremely resilient system because the heat transfer loops are buried in the ground and the remainder of the equipment resides within the tornado resistant facility. As a result, the system provides a cooling source that is fully protected from 250 mph wind speed, projectiles, and vandalism. Further, a separate highly energy efficient system incorporating dry coolers provides redundancy for the primary geothermal loop. The dry cooler system can be used as backup or when cold Iowa outdoor conditions make using it more efficient than using the ground-source system. ” …

Via ACT: First LEED Platinum Level Data Center

Microsoft Iowa Green Data Center

Posted in capability, data-center, design, efficiency, green-data-center, green-design, microsoft, research, research-development, state-iowa on August 25th, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft selects Iowa for development of its next-generation green data center. The data center design will incorporate the latest in energy efficiency capabilities. …

… “Despite the data center’s need for vast amounts of resources, it will be a green development, using the latest in environmentally-friendly design techniques. Manos said the Iowa site will be the first of a new generation of Microsoft data centers. This is a new design right out of our research and development group. ” …

Via SW Iowa News: Microsoft in Dallas County