The photos below are from a recent visit to the Verizon data center in Northeast Ohio. This site was awarded Uptime Institute Tier III Facility Certification, U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold and most recently, an Uptime Institute Green Enterprise IT Award.
From the press release:
Designed from the ground up with a focus on the environment, the Twinsburg Data Center spans 140,000 square feet and features energy-saving technologies, including warm water cooling, high efficiency pumps and fans, and LED lighting. In addition to an aggressive materials recycling program, the center utilizes heat from computers to warm the building and melt snow in winter around the facility. Melted snow is cleaned and recycled and used to provide water in building lavatories or to supplement the cooling system.
I was joined on the tour by staff from Akron, OH-based Peters, Tschantz & Associates, Inc. PTA provided Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Technology systems design services to Verizon Wireless for their Twinsburg Data Center. Pat Klanac, Associate, Sr. Mechanical Engineer at PTA is an Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer and led the project.
Thomas Truelove, Manager IT and Data Center Operations, led the tour of the facility. Thomas is a member of the Uptime Institute Network and had just presented on the Verizon site at a recent Network meeting.
Verizon owns and operates a great looking data center, as you can see in the photos below.