The 120-MW master-planned campus will leverage 100 percent liquid-cooled, technology agnostic information technology equipment (ITE); will be renewably powered; and will eliminate industrial water consumption and the use of refrigerant.
“Designing and building the data center of the future to overcome climate change and environmental obstacles — while creating agile infrastructure to handle future challenges — requires technology like we've never seen as well as the support of a progressive, knowledgeable team,” said Trenton Thornock, Wyoming Hyperscale White Box Founder and Managing Member. “With our forward-thinking partners, we are setting the new standard for mission-critical facilities with this sustainable data center ecosystem.”
The full-service project team includes:
- FFKR Architects, executive architect
- Gensler, mission critical architect
- J.M. Gross Engineering, MEP engineer - liquid cooling
- Burns & McDonnell, MEP engineer - hyperscale
- Egg Geo, geothermal engineer
- BCER, telecommunications and security engineer
- Forell Elsesser, structural engineer
- CobbFendley, civil engineer
- Layton Construction, general contractor
The 30-MW first phase of the project is currently under construction and expected to begin commissioning in 2023.
- Through its use of liquid immersion cooling, the development will be 50 percent more power efficient and deliver energy cost savings of up to 95 percent compared to a traditional air-cooled data center.
- As an additional sustainability measure, the campus will be one of the first in the world to use nickel-zinc batteries as its sole source of backup energy storage.
- The project team is strategically designing the facility to achieve LEED v4.1 BD+C Gold certification.
- The project’s market-leading density-per-construction acre will result in one of the lowest development costs per acre for a U.S.-based hyperscale data center campus.
- This efficiency is made possible by 10-MW vaults consuming less than 15,500 square feet of space each.
- With 80-kW average rack density at scale and 100+kW/rack high-density compute capacity at scale, Aspen Mountain will be one of the most space-efficient data centers in the world.
- All waste heat generated from the initial development is designed to serve the adjacent Wyoming Hyperscale Indoor Farms facility, yielding fresher produce for local communities throughout Wasatch valley in Utah.
- The program’s heat reuse measure will also offset nearly 70 gallons per truckload of diesel from the current source of produce.
- To help minimize exacerbation of megadrought in the Western U.S., no industrial water will be consumed by the Aspen Mountain campus.
In addition to targeting industry-leading LEED certifications, the project team is also pursuing Uptime Institute Tier III certification for Data Center Design Documents and Constructed Data Center Facility.