On many construction projects, controls systems will be one of the most complex facets of the build. They frequently involve a single central system that must communicate with and control numerous different pieces of equipment that are expected to play nice with one another.
The Richard J. Daley Center is the first government-owned building in Chicago to use LEED v4.1 – released this past March – for recertification. Thanks to this new path, the building is now certified LEED EB:O+M Gold, up from Silver in 2012.
These days, colocation companies find themselves reinventing their business models to support hyperscale clients. The challenges include: Do you overbuild to support a hyperscale market, and how do you balance your enterprise clients that require a smaller load than the hyperscale client?