High Density Data Center and Central Power Plant

Alvine Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, and technology systems design for this high density data center that made it one of the most powerful and energy-efficient operations of its type in the Midwest. The project was completed in 2012. The data center was awarded Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification, one of only 20 awarded in the United States.

The project included a renovation of 50,000 square feet of the operation’s existing 80,000 square foot data center and a new 30,000 square foot central power plant. The plant boosts energy efficiency and increases power density so the data center can power more racks of servers and computer equipment, while also keeping them cool and running smoothly.