As part of its billion-dollar cloud computing strategy, the Australian telecommunications giant, Telstra, needed to create a new flagship data center and supporting energy center at its site in Victoria, Australia.

AECOM designed a data center in line with Telstra’s sustainability target of PUE 1.3 or less. The design team used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to understand the effectiveness of different low energy cooling strategies, maximizing free-cooling through meeting the latest ASHRAE standards, to optimize cooling distribution to the racks.

AECOM provided building engineering services for this project, including electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, fire, structural, civil and ESD (environmentally sustainable design)

We were able to lower overall energy consumption and create a design that fulfilled Telstra’s vision of creating a high efficiency data center.