Value Engineering for Sustainable Data Centres

By Brendan Roe, PM Group


Agreeing the key design requirements, and spending some time Value Engineering the possible engineering solutions at concept stage is vital to ensure the successful delivery of cost-effective, sustainable data centres for the future, argues PM Group’s Brendan Roe. 

The key to building energy-efficient data centres is securing a full understanding and agreement of the client’s requirements at the outset and then incorporating these into the building design, systems selection and construction methodology from the concept stage onwards. 

Considerations in carrying of the value engineering and cost benefit analyses and selecting the best engineering solutions from a total cost of ownership viewpoint are of course the availability and cost of utilities such as electricity, gas and water.