Intergate.Manhattan, the world’s tallest high-rise data center, requires innovative building automation solutions to maximize energy efficiency, while providing critical building monitoring and control. Previously known as the Verizon Building, this 32-story, 1.2 million-square-foot tower located in lower Manhattan is owned by Sabey Data Center Properties, a Seattle-based multi-tenant data center infrastructure specialist and co-location provider.

375 Pearl Street ManhattanAutomated Logic Corporation (ALC), part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., is providing the building automation systems for Integrate.Manhattan. “We understand the mission-critical challenges data center building owners face in providing optimal environments for their facilities,” said Mead Rusert, president, Automated Logic. “The innovative control and monitoring features within WebCTRL give facility managers the power and flexibility they need to create ideal environments that operate as efficiently as possible. WebCTRL’s track record of reliability provides reassurance for the vital uptime demand in this market.”

ALC’s building automation system provides essential heating, ventilation and air conditioning control for the facility, which is capable of accommodating up to 40 megawatts of power and housing 600,000 square feet of data center space. The WebCTRL system is also providing multiple levels of redundant (2N) control, backed by extensive trend reporting capabilities. Sabey’s critical operation team will fully utilize these capabilities to develop advanced sequences for chiller-plant optimization and maximum efficiency. Tenants will benefit from innovative system features that allow ideal operational conditions, security monitoring, and full access reporting and monitoring of critical operations.

“We have operated our data centers for many years with ALC building automation systems,” said John Sasser, vice president, operations, Sabey Data Center Properties. “We find WebCTRL reliable, flexible and intuitive.”

The facility, which is the city’s only purpose-built data center, opened in March 2013 and has turnkey powered shell and lab space available.

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