Columbia Colocation Data Center | Sterling, Virginia | Spring 2013
Project Columbia was designed for Carpathia Hosting with ownership and project direction by Digital Realty Trust. The project is located on a very constrained existing Carpathia site next to an operating data center. The 64,700 square foot building will provide space for 1,200 cabinets on two fl oors of data hall space. A two story electrical room bar is arranged along the length of the data halls. Four 2.5 MW generators are located outside in manufactured enclosures. Cooling is provided by twelve custom rooftop HVAC units bottom fed to duct header distribution. The fi rst fl oor ductwork is fed by shafts through the second fl oor data hall which are planned to coordinate with the cabinet layout. The project includes a small service area which incorporates, security, meeting rooms, offi ces, shipping receiving and storage. The existing building on the site has received modest renovation of the exterior façade to tie the two buildings together.
LEED Silver certifi cation is pending.
Area: 64,700 sf
Status: Completed Spring 2013