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Fujitsu, North London

RED was the lead consultant designing MEP services for this project to convert an existing warehouse into a Tier III data centre.

The data centre was to set new standards in environmental responsibility.  In addition it was to be housed n a former warehouse on the Stevenage Campus and was to set new standards in resilience to become Europe’s first Tier III data centre, as certified by The Uptime Institute.

The design incorporates N+2 diesel rotary UPS and high efficiency cooling systems to maximize free cooling. RED used tried and trusted technologies in innovative ways, especially in relation to heat recovery and achieving both free cooling and highly efficient mechanical cooling. This was the first officially Tier III-certified data centre outside the US.

Among the key challenges were an extremely rapid programme, constrained budget and significant external civils  work required upfront.

Fujitsu now incorporates RED innovations in all new and upgrade data centres, worldwide. 

 

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Key Facts

  • Energy savings of 35% / 28,000 MWh pa
  • CO2 emission savings of 11,788 t pa
  • Awarded Tier III status by the Uptime Institute
  • Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.29 (annual average)
  • Domestic water use reduced from 3L to 1.8L person / day (a saving of 47%)

Recognition:

  • Datacentre Dynamics Mega Data Centre of the Year 2008 
  • CIBSE Refurbishment of the Year 2008

Client:

Fujitsu

Location:

UK

Capabilities:

MEP Design & Advisory Consultancy

Sectors:

Technology

Sub‑sector:

Data Centre Managed Services
Data Centre Uptime Certificated
Energy & Sustainability

Period:

Completed 2008

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