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CODA / Expansion of Technology Square

December 8, 2016

Coda is developed by Portman Holdings in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Coda is more than a building – but rather a place that will inspire and realize a sustainable, innovation ecosystem – that integrates the existing assets of Technology Square in Midtown Atlanta with new opportunities in interdisciplinary research, economic development, commercialization…

Wellpoint Data Center

July 27, 2016

To support Wellpoint’s mission of customer support, one of the main features of the facility is the data center, which is comprised of approximately 25,000-square-foot and is designed to expand to 55,000-square-foot. Contained in this area is the distributed network processing and mainframe batch processing equipment, the Network Operations Center (NOC), and data storage facilities.…

UC San Diego Supercomputer Center

July 26, 2016

The design of this new state-of-the-art university supercomputer center encompassed office spaces and a data center, where super-dense electrical loads can exceed 300 watts per square foot. In the data center, Integral Group designed a unique, remotely located, low energy air handling system that easily adapts to hot spots and unusually high spot loads. Other…

NREL Energy Systems Integration Facility

The mechanical systems for the NREL-ESIF datacenter meet the goals of reliability, energy efficiency, affordability and maintainability with thoughtful, whole-system design and the use of standard equipment, applied in a unique, yet straightforward manner. Our design incorporates equipment in an innovative way that substantially reduces building cooling and heating energy, rather than simply installing more…

NCAR Wyoming Supercomputer Center

The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) is a world-class scientific supercomputing facility for research in atmospheric and related geosciences. Its supercomputers help researchers perform highly complex tasks such as modeling global climate change and calculating the paths of hurricanes. The design team, which included H+L Architecture, RMH Group, and Integral Group, developed a flexible, modular approach…

HPC Montreal Data Center

This next-generation, high-density data center is being planned as a 20 megawatt, highly energy efficient facility, with an extremely low estimated PUE (Power Utilization Efficiency) of 1.1 (0.90 DCIE), perhaps the lowest for a facility of its kind in the U.S. A standard high efficiency data center has a PUE of 1.6 (0.625 DCIE). Annual…

EDS Wynyard Data Center

Integral Group was involved in the conceptual design of this state-of-the-art datacenter design, which was completed with EDS’ global facilities group and Rocky Mountain Institute in an intensive design workshop. The workshop resulted in a complete redesign of the project. The design workshop was held to think through EDS’s plan for a new data center…

Data Center and Lab Best Practice Guides

Integral Group, in conjunction with PG&E and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, created these comprehensive guidelines for data center design. Data centers can consume 25 to 50 times as much electricity as standard office spaces. With such large power consumption, they are prime targets for energy efficient design measures that can save money and reduce electricity…

City of Oakland Data Center

This city police and fire department emergency communications data center required a major upgrade of its HVAC and electrical systems. Some of the design parameters and challenges in the project were: protection of emergency power, incorporation of redundancy, structural issues with the building, tight schedule to accommodate a scheduled installation of new servers. Integral Group’s…

ADC Green 1 McClellan Data Center

This next-generation, high-density data center is being planned as a 20 megawatt, highly energy efficient facility, with an extremely low estimated PUE (Power Utilization Efficiency) of 1.1 (0.90 DCIE), perhaps the lowest for a facility of its kind in the U.S. A standard high efficiency data center has a PUE of 1.6 (0.625 DCIE). Annual…

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