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Digital Loudoun Plaza (Building G), Digital Realty
Ashburn, VA
Replicating success.
A building-block approach to master planning.
Carbon copy.
For Digital Realty, HED developed a master plan that centers on their repeatable data center module. Both time- and cost-efficient, this design can be replicated throughout the campus whenever additional capacity is required, eliminating the need to maintain expensive empty spaces awaiting future growth.

Adaptable, flexible and compatible with standard mechanical and electrical systems, each model can be purchased and quickly delivered to provide on-demand, as-needed capacity. An individual model comprises a 10,000 square foot data hall and associated power and cooling to support 1,200 kW of IT capacity. Multiple modules can be linked or stacked to create large, customizable data center spaces.

Constructed using this modular approach, Digital Realty’s Building G also features an elegantly economical exterior. The LEED Silver facility’s tilt-wall construction surrounds 22 data centers. At the perimeter, a steel-framed structure clad in glass curtain walls houses the lobby, offices, and customer amenities.
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Results
Building G, Digital Realty’s flagship data center, measures 414,000 square feet and boasts an IT capacity of 26.4MW.
The facility was awarded LEED Silver Certification.
The replicable modular design enables the construction and fit-out of three data centers in under ten months.
22 Tier III Turn-key Flex Data Centers™, each having 10,000 SF of raised floor and 1,200kW of IT capacity, were built-out.
To date, Digital Realty has constructed 22 Tier III Turn-Key Flex Data Centers™.
Each module contains 10,000 square feet of raised floor and 1,200kW of IT capacity.
Testing with three different cooling technologies revealed no dimensional change to the module.
Project Data
Building G IDG-DC-10
Digital Realty
Ashburn, VA
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction, Study, Fit-Out
HED ROLE
Architecture (Full Service), Mechanical/ Plumbing Engineering, Electrical Engineering
RSF/GSF
414,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
    LEED Silver

LEED Silver

2014

Project Team
  • Stephen McNeice
    PE
    Principal
    Project Management Leader
  • Chad Fowler
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Managing Principal
  • Peter Norris
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture Leader
  • Kevin Chen
    Design
  • Jamie Nickerson
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Maxine Shishmanian
    EIT
    Mechanical Design
  • Richard Kaiser
    PE
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering
  • John (Jack) McCarthy
    PE, DCEP
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Michael Anderson
    Senior Associate
    Electrical Design
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A building-block approach to master planning.
Digital Loudoun Plaza (Building G), Digital Realty
Ashburn, VA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM

LEED Silver

2014

View more data centers stories
Replicating success.