American Honda Data Center, LONGMONT, CO
Plumbing and HVAC Systems, BIM & LEED Energy Services
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE VALUE DELIVERED
- HVAC services, plumbing systems, and BIM (Building Information Modeling) services
- Silver LEED Accredited energy services
HVAC SERVICES SCOPE OF WORK
This facility is a 65,400 sq.ft. Tier III data center for American Honda Motor Company, with an 18,000 square foot raised data floor. The data center includes various commercial HVAC systems: 2 - 650 ton chillers, 3 - 650 ton cooling towers and 1 - 650 ton flat plate heat exchanger for free cooling. The chillers, related piping and pumps are sized to allow for 100% redundancy. Because the building is designed and built to achieve a certification from the US Green Building Counsel a flat plate heat exchanger is included to provide free cooling. The raised floor area is served by 5 – 43,000 CFM air handling units, 8 additional air handling units serve the remaining data support areas and office areas. Two boilers provide hot water for the data center support air handling units and the office area VAV systems. 100% redundant makeup air units and exhaust fans serve 2 battery storage rooms along with 100% redundant CRAC units for the UPS rooms. Also a 10,000 gallon diesel fuel storage tank, pumps and associated piping have been installed to serve 2 emergency generators. Fuel pumps and piping arrangements are installed to provide complete redundancy.
Honda chose the site because Northern Colorado is less susceptible to natural disasters than other areas with adequate power supplies, according to John Cody, president and CEO of the Longmont Area Economic Council, who said the local work force also has strong information technology skills.
LEED ENERGY SERVICES & SOLUTIONS
Honda's Data Center in Longmont, Colorado is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Version 2.2 Silver certified data center in the country. Data centers are considered difficult to certify because of their large energy consumption.
Honda Motor Company opened its first U.S. plant in 1979 and is now a company that directly employs more than 25,000 Americans. More than 100,000 workers are employed at authorized Honda automobile, motorcycle and power-equipment dealerships in the United States.