ESS.dc1 Data Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Client:
5THESSENTIAL
Size:
40,000 m2 | 430,000 ft2
Completion:
2015
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services

The ESS.dc1 Data Centre is a four-phase project located on a 20-acre campus site in western Toronto. A 40MW critical power facility, it is designed with a high level of energy efficiency, resulting in a superior power usage effectiveness rating of 1.22. The data hall modules range in size from 250 m² to 5,000 m² and include Kyoto Cooling units for 90% free cooling. The facility is designed to operate without a raised access floor.

WZMH’s modular design for the buildings is simple and efficient, with all administrative and electrical components consolidated on one side of the building and the energy-efficient Kyoto Cooling units located on the roof over a portion of the data halls.