The project required full mechanical and electrical design including appropriate panels and power distribution for the entire building, rooftop mechanical units, and plumbing on all floors.
PBA was responsible for designing the mechanical and electrical systems for a 2,500 square foot data center for Quicken Loans in Troy, Michigan.
The project required full mechanical and electrical design including appropriate panels and power distribution for the entire building, rooftop mechanical units, and plumbing on all floors. Peter Basso Associates’ engineers provided MEP systems design for this building including HVAC Systems, Hydronic Heating System, Snow Melt Systems, Ductless Split System A/C, Chilled Water System, Temperature Controls, Lighting Controls, Emergency Power Generators, and Fire Alarm System. The design and implementation of systems utilized energy reducing methods and equipment where practical.
The project resulted in a 3-story, 59,000 sf facility. The below-grade lower level includes a large conference room area, toilet rooms, and mechanical and electrical rooms, and tunnel connection to existing Building 8. The entry level includes a main lobby entrance, cafeteria/food court and has three future fit-out suites, while the second and third levels are primarily open office space with some enclosed offices, conference rooms and work areas.
The second floor also has a bridge connection to existing Building 8.
PBA was responsible for designing the mechanical and electrical systems for a 2,500 square foot data center for Quicken Loans in Troy, Michigan. The data center was designed with redundant mechanical and electrical systems to achieve an (N+1) classification. Spare capacity was added with the intention for this site to serve as a disaster recovery site for the company’s Livonia data center.
The electrical design included main power distribution, secondary distribution, emergency power systems including standby generator and uninterrupted power supply. The electrical design also included two Uninterrupted Power Supplies, battery racks, power distribution units and floor distribution units. PBA was responsible for coordinating the rack layout and the branch circuit distribution within the data center.
The mechanical design included four Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) Units providing air conditioning through an under floor air distribution system. A glycol solution was circulated through the CRAC units for cooling by one circulating pump with another on standby. The heat from the data center was rejected by two grade mounted dry coolers. A UPS room adjacent to the data center is cooled by one dedicated CRAC Unit with another on standby.