Vantage Data Centers has announced that it has begun the second phase of construction on its growing mega-scale campus in Goodyear, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix, bringing with it the latest in sustainable design.
The Goodyear campus – where additional capacity is scheduled to be operational in the spring of 2024 – has been designed to use virtually no water for cooling, instead employing a closed-loop chilled water system with air-side economisers that allows for reduced energy use based on outside ambient temperature. The campus is expected to achieve Green Globe certification.
In addition, Vantage has taken a number of steps to reduce its carbon footprint. Last year, Vantage pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions globally by 2030, which it reaffirmed last month by signing The Climate Pledge. And in May of 2021, the company announced that it provides access to renewable energy options at each of its North American and European campuses.
“We are excited to see the continued expansion of Vantage Data Centers’ Arizona campus as one of the anchors within the Bullard Tech Corridor,” said Mayor Pizzillo. “Data centres serve as an economic driver for the City of Goodyear and bring significant investment and quality jobs to our city. We value the partnership we have with Vantage and appreciate their commitment to not only sustainability but also to the design of the campus that blends into the community architecturally.”
Once fully developed, the campus will offer hyperscalers and large cloud providers 160 megawatts (MW) of IT capacity across three facilities totaling more than one million square feet. Vantage is investing more than $1.5 billion into the project, which is expected to create approximately 3,000 construction and technology jobs.
“As we continue to drive exponential growth across the globe, Vantage is proud to partner with officials in Goodyear to meet the increased demand for data centers in the region,” said Sam Huckaby, senior vice president, construction, North America for Vantage Data Centers. “We appreciate Mayor Pizzillo, the City of Goodyear officials and Arizona Public Service Company (APS) for their ongoing collaborative partnership to help bring this campus to fruition. We are committed to investing in the community, and at the same time, to being a responsible corporate citizen to meet the needs of our customers while preserving precious resources in Arizona.”
“We are proud that Vantage selected our Mission Critical team as the design-build partner on the expansion of its Goodyear campus,” said Ryan Ferguson, vice president and project executive with the Mission Critical team at McCarthy Building Companies, the general contractor for phase two of the development. “Thanks to the collaboration between Vantage, the city, APS and with all design and construction partners, we are well-positioned for this fast-paced project, even with today’s challenging market conditions, to achieve the schedule and budget goals.”