Altoona Data Center | Altoona, Iowa | 2014

ATN1 is the first phase to begin construction at the client’s new Iowa facility. Located in Altoona, the 194-acre site could accommodate up to two additional data center buildings.

The client is committed to reducing the energy consumption of their data centers through innovative server design, more efficient cooling systems and by sourcing as much of the energy used to power ATN1 from renewable resources. The Iowa site will allow them to take advantage of the abundance of renewable wind powered energy. They aim to source 100% of the power for ATN1 and future phases from these sources.

The building is clad in full height precast wall panels which provide for economy and security. The penthouse and courtyard walls are fi nished in metal panels. The project centers around the 187,000 sf computer equipment rooms with a129,000sf mechanical equipment penthouse above. The project also features a 21,000 sf office and recreation area with an adjoining landscaped courtyard. The mechanical penthouse is designed around a highly efficient mechanical system utilizing evaporative cooling provided in direct coordination with server demand.

Area: 480,000 sf
Status: Completed Fall 2014​

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