Project Highlights

  • New 35,000 sf building on greenfield site
  • A/M/E/P/FP Services
  • Programming, Master Planning, Design, Construction Documents through Construction Administration 
  • Multi-phase Construction
  • 10,000 sf raised floor area (phase 1)
  • IT Capacity: 1.0MW (each phase)
  • Multiple 675kW UPS modules with Integrated flywheels in 2N configuration
  • Average PUE: 1.21
  • LEED Gold Certified
  • 100kW PV Array
  • Rainwater Harvesting for Irrigation and Gray Water
  • Miami-Dade Country Compliant Envelope

The Energy Challenge Met Through Engineering Innovations at New Data Center

Alcon Novartis | Data Center | For Worth, TX

As part of a company-wide strategy to consolidate space while improving inefficiencies, Novartis decided to construct a new data center at the existing Alcon Laboratories campus in TX. Novartis challenged the design team to work within their Energy Challenge mantra by incorporating sustainable designs while providing a low total cost of ownership savings over the life of the building. The mechanical and electrical team employed several integrated design solutions to achieve this goal. On-site power generation through photovoltaic cell arrays provided renewable power for the building the doubled as shade for parking and seating areas. Rainwater harvesting reduced potable water cosumption to irrigate indigenous drought-resistant landscaping and serve the buildin's restrooms. Low voltage interior LED lighting with advanced controls reduced operating costs and increased adjustability for users. Additionally, the VRF system provides 20% energy savings beyond what is required by ASHRAE 90.1-2007.