HAL Data Center

40,000 FT2
Aurora, CO, USA
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing / Technology / Energy Services / Life Safety and Fire Protection

Certified LEED v2009 NC Silver, 2013

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Significant weather events are a major concern for companies with mission critical facilities. A major corporation decided to mitigate its risk and reduce energy use by relocating its Mission critical Tier 2 data center from the southeast U.S. to a mountain region with a more temperate climate, providing opportunities for energy reduction through intelligent HVAC design capitalizing on local weather patterns.


The 24/7 facility has a capacity of 204 cabinets and 2N electrical service, which is achieved by two 2MW stand-by generators and two 625 KVA uninterruptible power supplies expandable to 1.1MW allowing for future expansion. The HVAC system results in an energy reduction of 27% compared to the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline as well as a 29% cost savings, as applied to the overall Energy & Atmosphere LEED credit.