Completed view of one of the data center rooms
Transplanting generators into the main data center building

Project Details

DuPont Fabros Technology
Cupertino Electric data center design and construction project in Santa Clara, California
Santa Clara, CA
Project Size: 
360,000 sq.ft.
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Project Summary: 

Two years after putting its data center on hold, real estate investment trust company DuPont Fabros Technology ( re-engaged Cupertino Electric in to design and build a multi-phase data center in the heart of Silicon Valley. Designed to LEED Silver certification standards, this new construction project is a 360,000 gross-square-foot, Tier 4 data center facility. The CEI-designed and -engineered data center features 176,200 square-feet of raised floor, 16 2.25 megawatt (MW) generators, and eight 1650 kW rotary-powered and uninterrupted power supplies (UPS). The facility is capable of a total aggregate critical load of 36.4 MW, delivering 100 watts per square-foot. The facility has multiple major fiber carriers on site and benefits from the area’s most competitive power rates. Cupertino Electric completed the project in fourteen months.

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