Offering solutions to align with our client's sustainability goals to achieve a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Service Overview

 

Working side-by-side with facilities, operations, IT, real estate, and finance specialists, EYP MCF professionals analyze a customer’s key business metrics and sustainable goals and then develop an innovative and sustainable engineering strategy, design, operation solutions.

 

EYP MCF can provide all strategy, engineering, and operations consulting services from the concept/prototype of a new building(s) to a more Water and Energy-efficient solution of an existing facility. 

In new building(s) EYP MCF can begin during the prototype/concept design phase, detail design, through all the phases that lead to stamped/sealed construction documents, design permits, suitable for bid, or a CM-generated GMP.  At the conclusion of design, the EYP MCF team will continue into the construction administration phase keeping our designers and engineers engaged for oversight of design intent, and value engineering options. Our commissioning team ensures that all systems are complete and functioning properly upon owner’s acceptance,  review and verify that documentation such as test reports and as-builts reflect the completed systems while formalizing and accelerating the training and familiarization of operating personnel with the building infrastructure. This end-to-end approach ultimately assures our clients that the mission-critical project is built in accordance with the design.

In existing buildings, we begin providing a site survey of the existing facility to then offer an energy and/or water-efficient approach that will not only bring a more sustainable option but a more operations-effective approach. 

 

We have a team actively involved with organizations and committees developing LEED, Fitwel, Living Building Challenge, and the ASHRAE 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings. We have worked on projects incorporating client-specific sustainability requirements including UFC 1-200-02 High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements. Our team uses a range of tools that analyze building performance to develop practical solutions that uncover the hidden value in your assets, including:


•    Reduce your energy profile and operating costs with building energy modeling
•    Evaluate first cost over life cycle cost using BLCC
•    Improve thermal comfort with THERM and WUFI analysis
•    Ensure health and well-being with daylighting studies
•    Build resilient infrastructures with RELi principles
•    Manage climatic impact with embodied carbon analysis
•    Plan for Net Zero using every tool we’ve got, and if we don’t have it, we’ll develop a solution.

 

Whether it’s new construction or a renovation, it is critical to get a sustainable design right from the project start. We take the approach of baking it into the process on the first day of the project – applying all the sustainability tools from the start and not just pulling them out as an afterthought. This approach enables us to have conversations about how to orient the building to maximize daylight and minimize heating and cooling, what are the most cost-effective and energy-efficient materials to promote wellness, or how to add value by doing more with less by making choices that have multiple impacts. We bring the data to think creatively and push boundaries with real-time, immediate parametric feedback.
 

 

How can we help?

 

EYP MCF’s experience includes 20+ LEED Certified projects (including multiple LEED Platinum Certified Data Centers) in different regions, including North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Our consultants are accredited to the highest LEED standards and have participated in
creating new standards and metrics for organizations like the US Green Building Council, Energy Star, ASHRAE, the Green Grid Group, as well as the new metric: Infrastructure Usage Effectiveness (IUE) proposed last year by the Chinese efficiency body: The Green Gauge China
(TGCC).


This year, EYP MCF announced a collaboration with our European partner i3 Solutions Group to offer a response to the climate crisis through Green House Gas (GHG) reduction initiatives, including a practical roadmap of progressive GHG abatement for existing data centers and critical facilities and net-zero GHG data centers and critical facilities by 2030.


EYP MCF is also working on projects that involve the design of alternative sources of power, microgrids, and new cooling technologies (Including evaporated cooling and immersion cooling). Our operations consulting team is also involved in offering a comprehensive list of services that help reduce power consumption, water usage and curb costs in the data center or critical facility.

 

Case Studies

 

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Confidential Colocation
Carrolton, TX
700,000 SF
60MW

This Colocation provider wanted a "massively modular" design for its new data centers.  It was super-sizing its approach to colocation facilities with the development of a 700,000 sq. ft. building in the Dallas market, and seeking to position modularity as an approach to a phased deployment of space using highly standardized elements. EYP MCF was selected as the design and commissioning partner who could work through the engineering and design issues associated with this new concept. 

 

EYP MCF developed the standard MEP designs, as well as the commissioning plan and test scripts to be used for future projects based on this data center design.  In addition, EYP MCF performed multi-level commissioning for additional projects from this client.

 

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Confidential Colocation
Ashburn, VA
720,000 SF
142 MW

EYP MCF provided Trusted Advisor Services throughout the process of planning, designing, construction, and commissioning of the client Data Center Project. 

 

Our subject matter experts provided a peer review of the design, and guidance during the basis of design, schematic design, design development, and construction documents phases. The project included the overall data center program master schedule/time assistance with RFP development and/or the contractor selection processes

 

This opportunity led EYP MCF to provide similar services at future client's data center projects

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Confidential Hyperscale
Quincy, Washington - 2 Sites
Tier III
460,000 SF

EYP MCF provided MEP design services for the Quincy Datacenters. Built on 75+ acres, these facilities were the first of three 460,000 gross sq. ft. buildings on the site.  They were built out in two phases, each 230,000 gross sq. ft. with 60,000 sq. ft. of raised floor.

 

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Confidential Hyperscale
Maiden, NC
Tier IV - LEED Platinum
509,00 SF

EYP MCF was selected to assist a major technology company in the design of a new data center, located in the eastern United States. The project encompasses a total of 509,000 square feet with 120,000 square feet of data halls. The project included a 200-acre array of photovoltaic solar panels serves as a supplement to its utility power feed. The building is comprised of a precast structure and shell. The facility, which includes data center, support, and administrative spaces, was to be constructed in phases for growth. 

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Citigroup 
Roanoke, TX
Tier IV
243,000 SF

EYP MCF was first selected by this client as the design engineer for a greenfield data center in Roanoke, TX. The facility was a ‘ground-up’ single-story, 243,000 sq. ft Tier IV facility with 100,000 sq. ft of raised floor computer environment.

 

The Commissioning for this project included factory witness testing, developing scripts for startup, commissioning, and integrated system testing. The commissioning team provided oversite of construction and startup and performed functional and integrated system testing. Testing progressed from components of the systems and sub-systems to the systems that made up the electrical and mechanical infrastructure for these projects. Testing demonstrated to the Owner that the Data Center operated as designed.

 

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BBVA
Madrid, Spain
Tier IV
200,000 SF

 

New DC highly available Tier IV by the Uptime Institute Design (1st Spain) and Construction (Europe 1st). BBVA’s Tres Cantos facility is the first DPC in Europe and the fourth anywhere in the world to receive this double certification, which the Uptime Institute assigns to data processing centers that feature optimal levels of reliability and safety. 

 

The Group’s targets for expansion in coming decades and BBVA’s firm commitment to information technologies were the two main drivers convincing the bank of the need to build a new DPC in Tres Cantos, adjacent the lender’s original facility. BBVA’s new DPC, which spans 20,000 square meters, doubles and has room to triple the density of equipment the previous facility was able to house. Indeed, the new DPC hosts equipment consisting of up to 10,000 high-end processors, vs. 4,800 at the old center.

 

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Orange Telecom
Normandy, France
80,000 SF
20MW of IT

EYP MCF was selected to design and provide commissioning services (MEP, FP, BMS, CCTV) to multiple data centers. Including 2 campuses of 2 buildings each. Each building is 10 MW IT HQ host 4 Data Halls of 10,000 SF @ 250 KW/SF

 

The project was designed with a data center standard modern for future constructions: 1 building to be cloned 4 times, using the latest technologies including Direct Air Free Cooling. 30% energy savings versus a standard design. Flexibility to adapt to the next 10-20 years technologies.

 

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Confidential Technology Company
Colorado Springs, CO
Tier III - LEED GOLD
100,000 SF
16MW of IT

EYP MCF was selected to design and commission two Tier III data centers.  

 

The mechanical cooling design utilized indirect evaporative cooling units on the roof for the technology building and VRF (variable refrigerant flow) system for the administrative areas.  Electrically the design had rotary style UPS units along with outdoor generators. 

 

The team was very interactive with design and heavily engaged in construction administration.  BIM360 was used as the commissioning software tool.

 

Commissioning services included Factory witness testing, developing scripts for startup, and integrated system testing

 

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Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, MI
9,000 SF 
 

EYP MCF was selected to assist Spectrum health to improve its patient care and outcomes through higher reliability and service availability. The Flexible Data Center will be a completely modular approach to designing and building data centers that helps to keep the continuously growing business as healthy as the patients it serves. The project includes the reduction of OPEX by 25%, forecasted savings of +$10M over 10years. Reduce power usage by 27%.

 

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Confidential Broadcasting Company
Phoenix, AZ
Tier III - LEED GOLD
113,000 SF
6MW

EYP MCF provided MEP Engineering services for a new state of the art digital media center providing content for streaming, live television, and pre/post - production as well as local television affiliates. Total facility load will be 6 MW with a concurrently maintainable MEP infrastructure.  

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Confidential Hyperscale

EYP MCF performed startup and commissioning of approximately 100 units (400 sq. ft at 800-1000 W/per sq. ft). The prefabricated and prepopulated containerized solutions were modular and included a mix of adiabatic and chilled water cooling. The electrical solution included a mix of central UPS and in-rack critical power battery backup.

 

EYP MCF installed 45 units (30 EcoPODs and 15 Water Cooled 40’ PODs) in six months to support the deployment of 130,000 servers in the largest of four similar waves of deployment. The EYP MCF solution consisted of design, project management oversight of sub-contractors, and Commissioning.

 

The deployment met or exceeded very aggressive installation schedules to recover losses to the overall timeline after site construction delays, allowing the client to meet its financial obligations.

 

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A portion of an existing office building (approx. 5,400 SF) was repurposed into a new data center facility or Consolidated Computational Research Facility (CCRF). Work included extensive coordination with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, landscaping, vibration, and technology consultants. Mechanical systems work includes construction of a new bidirectional fault-tolerant chilled water distribution system teamed with in-row type chilled-water cooling units situated on the raised data floor. New heat exchangers, redundant chilled water pumps, chilled water storage tanks and controls, along with a local low ambient emergency air cooled chiller will be installed to support the data center cooling needs. Systems to include new interior and exterior distribution gear, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supplies, transformers, power transformers, and remote power supplies. Special systems include fire alarm systems, access control, video surveillance, and paging. 

 

 

Services

Engineering Infrastructure Sustainable Design (MEP & Fire Protection): Comprehensive services encompass sustainable electrical, mechanical, fire protection, fuel, control, and security systems for standalone data center and critical facilities buildings

 

Sustainable MEP Retrofit and Refresh: New server rooms within existing buildings, and upgrade/expansion of existing facilities.

 

Trusted Advisor: Subject matter expert offering engineering support for the design, construction, and operation of your data center and critical facilities buildings

Energy Efficiency Analysis: Identifies mechanical, electrical and infrastructure sources of inefficiencies identifies operational and maintenance practices that affect energy efficiency determines the carbon emissions from your facility's operations, outlines a roadmap of energy conservation measures that improve efficiency with ROI analysis.

Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) Support: Support Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) to identify and implement energy savings initiatives and facility improvements that require no up-front capital costs to clients. This contracting model is particularly prevalent in government contracting.

Water Metering Monitoring: Review of existing water distribution drawings, equipment shop drawings, input for best water metering locations, meters available for BMS interconnection, existing water usage monitoring scheme, and make recommendations on appropriate water usage measurement metrics to be used at the facility site.

Cooling Tower Water Treatment System Study:  Review cooling tower condenser water system installation, existing water treatment reports, and water quality reports.
 

Space Planning: Analyzes and creates a complete technology space plan for critical infrastructure.

 

Optimal Site Selection: Based on EYP MCF innovation and industry-standard selection criteria that are custom-tailored to customer sustainability goals.

 

 

 

White Papers & Blogs

      By: Yigit Bulut, PE, ATD Partner, Lead Electrical Engineer, Chief Technology Officer at EYP MCF

      By: Gardson Githu, PE, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Consultant at EYP MCF.

       By: Angelica K. Hermanto, PE, LC, LEED AP, Senior electrical engineer at EYP MCF.

Podcasts

       Special Guest: Matthew J. Karashik is an Electrical Engineer at EYP MCF. 

       Special Guest: Yigit Bulut, PE, ATD Partner, Lead Electrical Engineer, Chief Technology Officer at EYP MCF

 

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