EdgeCore Mesa Data Center CampusEllsworth & Elliot Road
Mesa, AZ 85212
Design Achievement - The Phoenix Data Center Campus is built for big data providing 250 megawatts of critical load for the largest of cloud-connected data clients. Designed to operate at a power usage effectiveness ratio of less than 1.25, the Tier III facility operates reliably 24/7 with 99.99999 percent uptime. Each data hall, which is larger than a football field, has been designed for maximum space flexibility without raised floors for increased floor to ceiling height, minimal floor loading concern, and clean overhead cabling. The design included computational fluid dynamics analysis and simulations for proper air flow, and temperature distribution and ventilation.
Scope Summary - The 1.25 million-SF campus includes seven data halls, staging and storage areas adjacent to loading docks, and secure site entry. The first of the seven data halls is complete and totals 178,252 SF with an adjoining 20,000 SF of office and associated support space. The two-story building, located on the southwest corner of the campus closest to the main entrance, has 32 MW of critical load capacity. The non-raised floor design features air-cooling using 68 highly-efficient chilled water computer room air handlers per building. Mechanical systems are housed in equipment galleries next to the data halls on each floor. Thousands of system sensors placed in CRAH units, racks, drop downs from the ceiling, and pipes send information to the building management system to provide air side controls and alarming. DLR Group was selected by EdgeCore, in partnership with Dotterweich, Carlson, Mehner Design, Inc., for its North American rollout, providing services on the Phoenix Data Center Campus and five other data center projects across the nation. DLR Group provided mechanical and plumbing design & engineering, CFD analysis, fire suppression, commissioning, and LEED services.