Data Center

San Antonio, Texas

Microsoft opened a $550-million, 477,000-SF data center in San Antonio which uses several strategies to make it more manageable, scalable and energy efficient.  Sensors track information including temperature, CPU use and humidity reporting back to Microsoft's proprietary data center management tool.  The facility also receives a large supply of nuclear and wind energy and recycles eight million gallons of water from the San Antonio water system per year.

The two-building complex operates around the clock serving up information on the Internet to customers all over the world. The computers house Web pages, e-mail and instant message servers as well as many Web-based applications.

EEI Data was hired to provide commissioning services to Turner Facilities Management Solutions and commissioned the following equipment/systems:

  • Chillers
  • Primary chilled water pumps
  • Secondary chilled water pumps
  • Chilled water thermal storage tank
  • Cooling towers
  • Condenser water pumps
  • Computer room air handlers (CRAH units) COLOS 1-5
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) CRAH units P1-P5, MU, R
  • Main distribution frame CRAH units
  • Leak detection
  • Humidifiers
  • UPS/battery room air handling unit
  • Fuel oil system
  • Exhaust fans
  • Heat exchanges
  • Fire alarm panels
  • Hydrogen detection
  • Building monitoring system

Owner Microsoft
Area 477,000 SF
Total Construction Cost $550 Million



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