Scott Data Center
Scott Data Center

Scott Technology Data Center

Omaha, Nebraska

80,0000 GSF

The Scott Technology Data Center is a high-density data center that made it one of the most powerful and energy-efficient operations of its type in the Midwest. The Scott Technology Data Center 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 keeping them cool and running smoothly.

The building was designed to allow interactive educational opportunities for visitors, primarily students. Peter Kiewit Institute students utilize this innovative technology center for hands-on educational experiences. Large windows allow views into the chiller room, switchgear rooms, and generator rooms. The switchgear control panel is located behind sliding glass panels. Education stations with pre-recorded audio are located throughout the central plant to explain system details.

The design, construction, and ownership team worked together from early concept design through post-construction to determine the information to be monitored and how to utilize the collected data best. The energy plant’s Building Management Control System (BMCS) monitors over 1,000 individual data points, including equipment status and alarms, temperature, pressure, and kW. This powerful data helps the facility manager decide how to operate the plant to ensure equipment uptime and energy efficiency.


  • Facility features 20 megawatts of power and 4500 tons of cooling capacity.
  • Power and cooling capacity to serve densities up to 200 watts per square foot.
  • Awarded Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification (One of 20 in the United States).
  • Received ACEC Nebraska’s Merit Award for Excellence in Energy-efficient Design.

You can check out more of our mission-critical experience here. 

Photography credit: Tom Kessler Photography 

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