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NY7, Equinix
North Bergen, NJ
Equinix NY7, Data Center, Exterior, HED
One move,
three solutions.
Significant restrictions prompt creative solutions.
Hurdling obstacles.
Switch and Data (now Equinix), acquired an existing abandoned New York area legacy data center. The 165,000 SF facility required upgrading and renovation to maximize the use of the building’s raised floor space with flexible power and cooling distribution.

Zoning regulations and deeded rights-of-way presented obstacles to expansion. Constraints on the building’s structural loading meant that mechanical and electrical equipment could not be located on the roof. HED developed a creative phased plan that would be able to respond to market requirements, business strategy, and site and building limitations. In the modular approach, the six new custom chillers were constructed in a factory and shipped to the site in sections that complied with zoning requirements and with need as the data halls were populated. The first section was installed while the subsequent two installations awaited zoning variance approval. This telescoped construction and occupancy timing even as negotiations with local authorities avoided setbacks to the project.

Gutting and renovating the space, the three-phased build resulting in 90,000 SF of raised floor, new mechanical cooling, and 26MW of UPS power was completed on schedule.
Results
Zoning regulations and structural constraints required HED to seek creative design solutions.
A 5,400-ton modular mechanical plant supplied cooling is from stacked, modular, pre-fabricated chillers that are built off-site in three phases correlating with business and site approval plans.
Generators were built out in phases with shared enclosures to conserve space.
PUE: 1.30
26MW UPS Power
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Significant restrictions prompt creative solutions.
NY7, Equinix
North Bergen, NJ
One move,
three solutions.
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