Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers are constructed to the most rigid standards. Having efficient infrastructure is a big factor in our business plan. Every year we make significant investments to make existing sites more efficient and to ensure new sites are built efficient from day one. The Equinix SV5 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) is a state of the art, LEED certified, ENERGY STAR certified data center. SV5 is a greenfield building and was designed with long-term operational efficiency in mind.
The mechanical cooling system is a proprietary refrigeration system that allows Equinix to perform optimally on the hottest of days, and even better in the mild climate that characterizes the majority of days in the area. The air is delivered via overhead ducts directly to dedicated cold aisles throughout the facility. By employing hot/cold aisle configuration throughout the data center's floor space, additional efficiency is gained across the facility.
The electrical system is composed of high-efficiency electrical equipment and a high-efficiency electrical distribution layout to gain additional system efficiencies. While the electrical system savings are small compared to the mechanical, when dealing with significant amounts of continuous power demand, every bit helps.
"The most valuable lessons for energy efficiency are understanding what the goals of the design were, how they are carrying over into operations, and finally reflecting on areas to improve operations. Are the goals of the design met? How is building performance being measured? What else can be done to reduce the energy consumption within the facility for a future project?"-- Matthew Bales, Electrical Engineer, Equinix
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Equinix or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.
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Facility Type: Data Center
Total Floorspace: 128131 sf
Year Constructed: 2009
Contract Type: None