Green Data Center Special Collections Research Center

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Green Data Center, SU Photo & Imaging RS 11725

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Ground Broken: May 29, 2009

Construction Began: June 2009

Dedicated: December 2, 2009

Building Occupied: December 2009

Cost: $12.4 million

Funding: IBM Corporation provided over $5 million in equipment, design services and support; $2 million from NYSERDA; $500,000 from New York State Senate

Design Build Company: VIP Structures

Location: 623 Skytop Road

Space: 12,000 square feet

Notes: Constructed in accordance with LEED "Green Building" principles, at the time of its completion in December 2009 the Green Data Center was considered the most energy-efficient computer data center in the world. The center featured a number of innovative technologies, including an electrical co-generation system that used natural gas-fueled microturbine engines to generate all of the center's electricity and to provide cooling for computer servers.

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