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Novartis
Fort Worth, TX
Alcon Novartis
Challenge accepted.
Engineering innovations take on an energy challenge.
Streamlined and sustainable.
As part of a company-wide strategy to streamline operations while being sustainable, Novartis constructed a new 35,000 square feet data center that could be built in phases on the existing Alcon Laboratories (a subsidiary of Novartis) campus and could be expanded over time.

Modular in design, the data halls could be built in three distinct phases. Each 10,000 square foot data hall has 1,000kW of IT power and independent mechanical and electrical systems.

Novartis challenged our design team to meet their sustainability goals while providing low total cost of ownership over the life of the building. The design team employed multiple integrated design solutions to achieve this goal. Outside, 100kW photovoltaic cell arrays generate renewable on-site power and double as shade for parking and seating areas. Harvested rainwater reduces potable water consumption, irrigates the indigenous, drought-resistant landscaping and provides water for the building's restrooms. Inside, low voltage, advanced-control LED lighting minimizes operating costs while increasing adjustability for users.

Located on a greenfield site, the project is LEED Gold certified.
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Results
The 35,000 square foot building will be constructed in three phases.
Rainwater harvesting provides irrigation for landscaping and graywater for building use, saving an estimated 23,000+ gallons of potable water each year.
A 100kW array of photovoltaic cells generate renewable on-site energy.
Average annual PUE is 1.20.
Project Data
Global Data Center IDG-DC-01
Alcon/Novartis
Fort Worth, TX
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Full Service A/E
RSF/GSF
35,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Gold
YEAR COMPLETED
2015
Project Team
  • Stephen McNeice
    PE
    Principal
    Project Management Leader
    PROJECT MANAGER
  • Robert Stein
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Architecture + Design

  • Peter Norris
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture + Design Leader

  • Robert Buchetto
    Associate AIA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Martin Herbert
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate Principal
    Mechanical Engineering Leader

  • Jamie Nickerson
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering

  • John (Jack) McCarthy
    PE, DCEP
    Principal
    Sector Leader

  • Dennis Julian
    PE, ATD, DCEP
    Associate Principal
    Mission Critical Leader

Engineering innovations take on an energy challenge.
Novartis
Fort Worth, TX
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Challenge accepted.