North Carolina Data Center

Charlotte, North Carolina

This recent project provided HVAC for a 24 MW Tier IV data center, including multiple data halls, network rooms, electrical rooms, and office spaces through a phased build out.

Data hall cooling at this site is provided by redundant indirect evaporative cooling (IDEC) air handlers with evaporatively cooled trim DX. Additionally, humidity control is provided by sidestream air handlers with direct evaporative humidification and evaporatively cooled DX dehumidification. To bring HVAC to the rest of the building, separate network and office spaces are served by chilled water air handlers with full airside economizers. Heat recovery from the data halls provides heating for the offices and loading dock. The primary source of IDEC makeup water is a 40 acre stormwater recovery system. Additional sources include well water, storage tanks, and multiple utility sources.

Size (ft²)

230,000

Stories

N/A

Project Type

Data Center

Scope of Work

Engineer of record. Full HVAC and controls design. Taylor Engineers also performed a detailed simulation and lifecycle cost analysis of several cooling options including airside economizing with direct evaporative, air cooled chillers, and water-cooled chillers with integrated water economizer serving in-row coolers and passive CHW coils.

Completed

2016

Owner

non-disclosure (a Fortune 100 company)

Architect

Corgan Associates, Inc.

Contractors

N/A

Photographer

N/A

References

Upon Request

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