Information Technology Facility, University of Iowa
The University of Iowa Information Technology Facility is the first LEED Platinum Data Center on a college campus in the world and the University of Iowa’s first LEED Platinum building.
Completed in December 2011 after three years of construction and seven years of planning, the 43,000 s.f. facility houses and protects computing and network equipment that is vital to the operations of the University and its hospitals and clinics. The facility provides a secure and reliable home for the University’s IT systems. Its “hardened” outer shell is built to withstand an EF3 tornado and backup electrical and cooling systems were designed to keep essential technology up and running if the primary utility systems supporting them were to fail. Two 7,200 SF data halls meet the ventilation and air conditioning requirements for servers and provide space for high-performance research computing.