240,000 SF 7.9mW Data Center Expansion
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Architects: PKJB Architectural Group
Contractors: DPR Construction-Fortis JV
USGBC Sustainability Status: Achieved LEED Gold
About the Client: Fortune Data Centers was a leading developer, owner and operator of data centers. In 2014, it announced that it and Dallas Infomart, both wholly-owned by the ASB Allegiance Real Estate Fund, would combine their resources and assets under a single operating name, Infomart Data Centers.
Project Description: Fortune’s Oregon facility is among the largest and most efficient data centers ever built. It is the first “merchant” or multi-tenant data center in the U.S. to receive the prestigious LEED Gold Certification, which means all of Fortune’s tenants are LEED Gold. Rather than paying a green premium, Fortune’s tenants also receive 100% of the cost savings that result from energy efficiency.
With 240,000 SF of total space, the initial phase included fit-up of a 39,000 SF data center. Additionally, the building had an existing 60,000 SF office space that was retrofitted to accommodate upgraded security along with business and operations office space. This slab on grade data center is capable of supporting 200 watt/sf, five 2,250kW and two 2,000kW standby generators along with UPS backup, which extends to a 2N critical power distribution at the server racks. The design anticipates an industry leading PUE of 1.2 maximizing water side economization with N+1 mechanical infrastructure.
Nova Partners’ Role: Nova Partners was engaged from the beginning of the project; from site selection and demolition through commissioning and was responsible for planning, managing the facility and infrastructure assessments, programming, and design and construction management.