Stream Data Centers Achieves LEED Gold For New Richardson, TX Facility
Posted by Heidi Schwartz
Stream Data Centers, a national data center developer and operator, announced it has been awarded LEED Gold Certification for its Private Data Center (PDC) facility in Richardson, TX, a suburb of Dallas. The purpose-built data center was completed in 2012, and it reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable data center design and development.
The new Private Data Center is Stream’s second development in the Dallas area in the last two years. The Richardson community is home to what’s known, nationally, as the Telecom Corridor®, an area that boasts one of the highest concentrations of technology employees in the country. Richardson’s proven power and fiber infrastructure has attracted major data center operations and critical facilities for companies including Texas Instruments, Bank of America, AT&T, Verizon, Cisco Systems and Fujitsu.
The LEED Rating System, designed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides standards for environmentally sustainable design and construction and for high-performance green buildings. Stream Data Centers’ new Dallas-area facility features recycled and regionally sourced construction materials and on-site operating systems designed to conserve natural resources and optimize water efficiency, air quality and energy performance. It’s the third LEED certified data center facility the company has developed in the last three years.
“Stream Data Centers is committed to developing efficient, enterprise-class data center space,” said Rob Kennedy, Co-Managing Partner of Stream Data Centers. “Receiving the LEED Gold Certification for the Dallas-area Private Data Center reflects our efforts and commitment to efficiency and sustainability and demonstrates the quality of this development.”
The new facility is a ground-up, purpose-built data center development totaling 73,320 square feet, built to Miami-Dade County Building Code Standards and can withstand 185-mph winds and uplift. It provides 30,000 square feet of raised floor with all necessary conduit and pads in place, and it offers scalable operations, delivering 3.375 MW of critical load that is expandable to 6.75 MW. Stream also ensures redundancy for users via dual-feed power from two separate substations and a 2N electrical / N+1 mechanical configuration. The carrier-neutral facility is served by eight fiber providers through diverse, private fiber conduits.
The new data center is available and can be dedicated to a single tenant or divided into three fully independent Private Data Center Suites™. Each Private Data Center Suite provides a private, 10,000-square-foot, raised-floor data hall, disaster recovery office space, redundant private telecommunications rooms and a private utility yard. It also includes an independent power and cooling infrastructure that delivers 1,125 KW of 2N critical load and can be expanded to 2,250 KW.
Stream Data Centers is also developing a Private Data Center project in the Houston market and has secured land in San Antonio to begin developing its ninth data center in the last five years. The company is also active in the Denver and Minneapolis markets.