Syracuse University Buildings:

Green Data Center

Green Data Center
Green Data Center, SU Photo & Imaging RS 11725

Ground Broken: May 29, 2009
Construction Began: June 2009
Dedicated: December 2, 2009
Building Occupied: December 2009
Cost: $12.4 million
Funding: IBM Corporation provided over $5 million in equipment, design services and support; $2 million from NYSERDA; $500,000 from New York State Senate
Design Build Company: VIP Structures
Location: 623 Skytop Road
Space: 12,000 square feet


Constructed in accordance with LEED "Green Building" principles, at the time of its completion in December 2009 the Green Data Center was considered the most energy-efficient computer data center in the world. The center featured a number of innovative technologies, including an electrical co-generation system that used natural gas-fueled microturbine engines to generate all of the center's electricity and to provide cooling for computer servers.

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