Facebook’s Renewable Energy Data Centre
Facebook has begun work on their new 31,000sq.m. data centre in Clonee, preparing for opening late 2107. This is only the second data centre the company has built outside the US.
At the announcement, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: “The Clonee Data Center will be one of the most advanced and energy efficient data centres in the world and will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.”
Keane Environmental Ltd., were proud to work with Dornan Engineering and Cundall Engineering on this ambitious sustainable energy project. Keane Environmental supplied both Kampmann Trench Heating and Hudevad panel radiators for the reception, atrium and stairwell areas in the new data centre.
Hudevad were chosen because they design and create top-of-the-range, bespoke, panel radiators which are both, elegant, minimalistic in appearance and durable. Their discreet appearance is designed to complement the data centre’s sleek architecture while the integrated top grille and 2mm flat front ensure it is extremely robust yet easy to maintain and clean.
Keane Environmental also supplied Kampann trench heaters, designed to deal with the glazing losses and avoid any possibility ofdraughts which could be caused by the full height glass frontage in the reception and atrium areas. Trench heaters also keep the architectural integrity of the space. Effective yet discreet, they don’t protrude over the line of the floor, maintaining the sleek modern look of the building. Moreover, in line with Facebook’s sustainable energy objective, Kampann trench heaters were the obvious choice. They were one of the first trench heaters in the market to adhere to the new European Standards, BS EN 16430 (valid since December 2014).
Consulting Engineers: Cundall
Mechanical Engineers: Dornan Engineering
Suppliers: Keane Environmental Ltd.