Data center offers sustainable power, wins award

The Seattle area’s new, high-capacity next generation South Hill North Data Center in Puyallup, Wash., has received the Technology Development of the Year Award from NAIOP.


South Hill North Data CenterThe Seattle area’s new, high-capacity next generation South Hill North Data Center in Puyallup, Wash., has received the Technology Development of the Year Award from NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Assn. The Benaroya Co., which developed and owns the facility, was presented the award at the industry’s Washington Chapter Night of the Stars Gala on Nov. 5. South Hill Data Center was recognized for excellence in its outstanding design, quality product, sustainability, and other market criteria. Other technology properties nominated included Microsoft’s Studios West Campus.

South Hill Data Center combines proven design and environmental sustainability to provide reliable, abundant clean low-cost power, and robust critical infrastructure at a low cost of operation. South Hill’s onsite dual-fed electrical substation has 42.5 MW of dedicated available power expandable to 67.5 MW providing superior redundancy and scalable density to support all mission critical requirements, including cloud computing and virtualization. Commissioning is now under way and the data center is available for immediate occupancy.

South Hill North Data Center can immediately deliver up to 260 W/sq ft of critical load to the 56,605 sq ft of raised floor space that is completed and ready for occupancy. An additional 60,000 to 70,000 sq ft with 17.5 MW of dedicated power also is available and ready to fit for a build-to-suit, in the adjacent South Building.  Along with the on-site containerized data center area, the two enterprise data center facilities are located on a secure 92-acre campus.

Conveniently located near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, and the region’s base of leading technology and Internet companies, South Hill Data Center brings new, much-needed computing capacity to the West Coast with the added advantages of low power cost, industry leading energy efficiency and an enviably low 1.32 power usage effectiveness (PUE). South Hill has been built to LEED Gold and Energy Star quality standards.

No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Safety for 18 years, warehouse maintenance tips, Ethernet and the IIoT, GAMS 2016 recap
2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40; Future vision: Where is manufacturing headed?; Electrical distribution, redefined
Strategic outsourcing delivers efficiency; Sleeve bearing clearance; Causes of water hammer; Improve air quality; Maintenance safety; GAMS preview
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Safety at every angle, Big Data's impact on operations, bridging the skills gap
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Applying network redundancy; Overcoming loop tuning challenges; PID control and networks
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing arc flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
Package boilers; Natural gas infrared heating; Thermal treasure; Standby generation; Natural gas supports green efforts

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This article collection contains several articles on the vital role of plant safety and offers advice on best practices.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
This article collection contains several articles on strategic maintenance and understanding all the parts of your plant.
click me