DATA CENTER ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES

EXPERTISE

  • Owner’s Representative

  • Project Management

  • Conceptual Estimating & Pre-Construction

  • Construction Management

Highlights

  • 482,000 SF (total building)

  • 45,000kW Utility Power Capacity

  • 7,500 kW UPS Power

  • 2N UPS redundancy

  • Energy Efficiency & Infrastructure Upgrades

This data center solutions provider supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,200 firms across its global portfolio of data centers. Their business is to support critical operations 24x7x365 with enhanced operating systems to support their client’s mission critical applications. Constructiv is a preferred provider supporting infrastructure upgrade project management and supervisory services for their national data center program.

As such, at one of their operating data center facilities, this client saw the potential to develop low-cost initiatives for energy savings from existing facility equipment.

Constructiv reviewed cost savings proposals from various engineering firms and validated their estimated cost savings, including rebate programs from the local utility provider. The review indicated that there were potentially significant savings through the addition of energy management components on multiple air handling and distribution cooling systems.

Constructiv, as the Owner’s Representative, bid the installation scope to multiple national and local subcontractors and retained and managed the subcontractor teams to perform the installation and commissioning of the components. As well as providing project management support with on-the-ground supervision, commissioning, scheduling, coordination and submission of close-out documentation.

The end product provided this client with an initial one-year cost savings on power of more than $55,000 per year for the units that were upgraded, and an estimated ten-year life of equipment return of over $550,000. Several more units are planned for similar upgrades in 2019 and will result in cost savings of an additional estimated $80,000 per year combined with local utility rebates. Resulting in $800,000 in savings over its lifetime for a total estimated savings of $1.35 million over the next ten years for all of the upgraded units.