Skanska’s Green Data Center Project

DataCenterKnowledge covers Skanska’s green data center project.

Skanska Hired for $150M Data Center Project

October 20th, 2008 : Rich Miller

Skanska says it has been awarded the construction management assignment for a new, $150 million data center project in the western U.S. for “one of the largest companies in Internet trading.” The facility will be approximately 19,000 square meters, or about 204,000 square feet. Construction has begun and is scheduled for completion in May 2010, according to Skanska, which said its focus on energy efficiency was “decisive” in its selection.

“We have focused on developing our expertise within Green Construction,” says Mike McNally, President, Skanska USA Building. “Our green solution benefits us, the customer and the environment. We strengthen competitiveness for both parties while at the same time reducing environmental impact.”

Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships. Skanska USA is based in Parsippany, New Jersey and has approximately 4,000 employees.

The original press release is here.

Energy efficient solutions that reduce the emission of greenhouse gases were decisive in selecting Skanska for implementing the project. Skanska has developed a total solution that reduces energy costs for operation and cooling of the facility by up to 60 percent compared with traditional technology.