Steel Orca Prototype Data Center
“Our partnership with Steel ORCA on this environmentally-attentive project is such an incredible opportunity,” says Doug Rohrbaugh, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates. “We value our role in this design and the technology that supports our long-standing philosophy of sustainable design.”
The design goal of the project is to achieve LEED Platinum, making it one of the highest performing data center enclosures in the world.
Harvested rainwater will be used to recharge cooling towers and for irrigation. Cooling tower blow down will be used for toilets, and system condensation will be reused for mechanical cooling tower makeup. All of these strategies will minimize the demand on local water resources.
Waste heat from the data center will be utilized to provide 100% of the buildings heating, as well as all domestic hot water energy, and a snow melt system.
This two story 600,000 sf prototype facility is constructed of a structural steel frame with exterior precast concrete wall panels and lightweight concrete roof with membrane roofing system.